[75992] trunk/dports/aqua

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Fri Feb 18 06:32:10 PST 2011

On Feb 17, 2011, at 11:55 PM, Rainer Müller wrote:
> On 2011-02-16 18:39 , Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Feb 16, 2011, at 12:38 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> I would dislike removing vcs fetching because it is very convenient to use. It can be used correctly -- specifying a version to fetch -- maintainers just need to know that they need to do that. Yes, the downloads are not verified. I'm not terribly fussed about that. Maybe I should be. Maybe I just don't want the added inconvenience of having to create and upload tarballs every time I want to update a port that uses vcs fetching.
>> sounds like something that could be automated so that it wouldn't be painful for the port maintainer, but still gives the benefit of pulling a verified tarball for end-users.
> It would be possible to download and create a tarball automatically, but
> the checksums also need to be stored somewhere. I would not trust an
> automated script to add or replace checksums in a Portfile. So this task
> still needs to be handled by the maintainer before committing or the
> generated checksums need to be outside the Portfile.

I was thinking of automation just to make the maintainer's life easier.

So, something that can generate a local tarball, output the checksums so the maintainer can put it in the portfile and can also automatically upload it (to a ticket or whatever) so that it can be hosted for MacPorts use.

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