Problem with distfile, how to proceed?

Joshua Root jmr at
Sun Jan 2 11:08:02 PST 2011

On 2011-1-3 05:16 , Marko Käning wrote:
> I have a problem with the dist file for makeicns. (See
> ticket !)
> The file cached at a MacPorts mirror
> differs from
> the original one hosted at BitBucket
> ( is so far that the
> content of the included file
> .hg_archival.txt is slightly different, probably due to an updated
> mercurial version. The dist sources aren't changed at all.
> *I think - to get this back into sync - it is necessary to somehow clean
> the files in the makeicns folders of all mirrors and subsequently adapt
> the portfile to the new checksums.*
> How can I achieve this?

You don't want to do that. Change the dist_subdir to include the
revision number and update the checksums. Or, stop using bitbucket as a
download location for this version by changing master_sites to just

It's not a great idea to use non-static sources in general for reasons
such as this.

- Josh

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