Uploading a source file to packages.macports.org

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Tue Jul 30 10:44:56 PDT 2013

On Jul 26, 2013, at 5:51 PM, Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:

> 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.

The best answer I have right now is to file a Trac ticket and attach the files. In my opinion, this has some benefits over just allowing uploads to distfiles.m.o, but it does feel a little hacky. 


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