Uploading a source file to packages.macports.org

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri Jul 26 17:51:51 PDT 2013

On 2013-7-26 23:41 , Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2013, at 4:17 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
>> distfiles.m.o is for source code archives. You cannot manually upload anything there, but you can ask the macosforge admin to do so. However there should be no need to, assuming you can put the distfiles anywhere else on the Internet and point the portfile to that location via the master_sites. Before you do so, ensure that the license agreement allows you to do so. And assuming it does, please work with the developers of the software to make it available via a direct link from their site.
> this seems /way/ less useful than when we used to put distfiles into svn.
> Giving committers a place to upload files (again) would be super useful.

I agree. We've previously talked about setting up a way of doing this,
but it seems it hasn't been able to happen for one reason or another.

- Josh

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