[MacPorts] #15395: Use primary port category for fetched distfile layout

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Thu May 22 11:36:32 PDT 2008

#15395: Use primary port category for fetched distfile layout
  Reporter:  wsiegrist at apple.com  |       Owner:  wsiegrist at apple.com       
      Type:  enhancement          |      Status:  new                       
  Priority:  Normal               |   Milestone:  MacPorts base enhancements
 Component:  base                 |     Version:                            
Resolution:                       |    Keywords:  fetch mirror distfiles    
Comment (by wsiegrist at apple.com):

 Good point on `port clean`. I originally was trying to minimize the impact
 and only change the mirror procedure, but then moved it to fetch. If we
 did make this change, I agree with changing the default line instead so
 all targets get the change.

 A script to move existing distfiles seems simple, but I didnt want this to
 be such a monumental transition. So I'm tempted to just drop this and move
 the distfiles after each `port mirror` on the server. I was just trying to
 leverage/extend the existing code.

 What about an option in macports.conf that defaults to the current
 behavior? And provide a simple script to rearrange existing files? That
 way people have to opt in but can otherwise ignore this. But of course, I
 dont want to spend the effort on a feature no one will use, when I can
 just make the layout work on the server and leave base alone.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.macports.org/ticket/15395#comment:4>
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