Uploading a source file to packages.macports.org

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Jul 27 12:34:41 PDT 2013

On Jul 27, 2013, at 12:30, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2013, at 8:51 PM, Joshua Root wrote:
>>> 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.
> Is it something that someone outside of portmgr/macosforge can assist with?

Seems to me all that's needed is a site somewhere on the Internet that lets you upload a file, maybe via a web form, and republishes it at a predictable URL that can be put into master_sites. Might be nice if the site were part of the MacPorts web site, but there's no technical reason why it would have to be. The site could even be programmed to delete the file once it has been fetched by distfiles.macports.org. If the server this site was on was configured to not respond to pings, that should guarantee that MacPorts will try to fetch from it *last*, so that once it's mirrored by distfiles.macports.org, that would be tried first.

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