archive_sites in Portfiles

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jan 6 19:33:31 PST 2011

On Jan 6, 2011, at 13:14, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:

> MacPorts allows us to provide package archives through archive_sites, much like master_sites. I had previously been asked to use an environment variable rather than make use of archive_sites, however this no longer makes much sense to me: archives are stored in different files based on OS and architecture so there should be no issue by using the archive_sites functionality.
> May interested maintainers place their public key in trunk, alongside the MacPorts key [1]? After adding the key to the public key configuration file [2] the existing functionality would be enabled for any given package signed by that maintainer. Perhaps we should have a public key rsync setup for the maintainer keys, similar to portfiles.
> Another option is having MacPorts Managers sign all archives with the MacPorts key (through some approval process), but this option sounds cumbersome for the time being.
> I'd like to start making use of this functionality.

I thought we decided before that we don't want individual maintainers distributing archives, but that we want a central server farm creating and distributing them?

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