Simplify sourceforge fetch group
ryandesign at macports.org
Sat May 21 15:50:13 PDT 2011
On May 21, 2011, at 17:18, Larry Gilbert wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 6:29 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> Any comments on whether we should make the above change official? Is there a downside I missed? Can other people test it and see if it works for them?
> The only negative possibility I can think of is this: If the Sourceforge mirror that happens to be hit is missing the file in question for one reason or another, MacPorts will think there are no other Sourceforge sources to try and it will give up. Right now I think it goes through multiple Sourceforge mirrors until either it finds the file or it gives up after trying all mirrors. Is that right?
I have observed that if a sourceforge mirror does not have a file, it issues a redirect back to the main redirector, which then sends you to a different mirror, until you get the file.
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