William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Thu May 29 22:15:26 PDT 2008

On May 23, 2008, at 7:56 AM, William Siegrist wrote:

> On May 23, 2008, at 2:32 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On May 19, 2008, at 14:35, William Siegrist wrote:
>>> I've begun experimenting with hosting a distfile mirror on Mac OS  
>>> Forge for MacPorts. This is very much a beta service, so it wont  
>>> be automatically used by MacPorts just yet. But if you have  
>>> trouble fetching a distfile, the checksums fail repeatedly, or you  
>>> need an old distfile, you might try looking here:
>>> http://distfiles.macports.org/<portname>/
>> I hope it's not actually <portname> but <dist_subdir> as defined in  
>> the port. For most ports, <dist_subdir> will equal <portname> but  
>> some ports may override it.
> Yes, right now its dist_subdir.   It'll probably change though to  
> incorporate the category eventually.

People can start relying on the mirror and building it into port1.0  
and MPWA and whatever else. The layout will stay with whatever "port  
mirror" does.  The mirroring will be done daily around 1am PDT for all  
ports regardless of changes to Portfiles.


William Siegrist
Mac OS Forge

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