servers down

William Davis frstan at
Sat Nov 10 19:11:29 PST 2007

On Nov 10, 2007, at 9:15 PM, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:

>> The ports usually fetch the software from the developers' web  
>> sites. We don't control them, so it's possible that they'll be down  
>> from time to time. But it shouldn't be a problem that often. You  
>> can also always fetch the software yourself, if you can find it  
>> elsewhere, and put it in the right place (which is /opt/local/var/ 
>> macports/distfiles/${name}). For sites that are frequently down, we  
>> sometimes mirror the distfiles on our own server. You could show us  
>> the exact error messages you're getting so we can look into it and  
>> see what's going on.
> Now that I look closer, I see the first URL that's failing is 
> .  In fact, their site is not down, and when I go there, it's easy  
> to see what's wrong.  They have apr 0.9.16 available, but the one  
> attempting to download is 0.9.13.  So simply the package that "port"  
> is trying to download is too old.
> I browsed around, and 0.9.13 is no longer available.  So I can't  
> download it myself into the distfiles directory.
> I tried "tricking" port by grepping for 0.9.13 under /opt, and  
> editing a few select files to 0.9.16 instead.  This allowed the file  
> to download, but the checksum failed.
> Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?
> Thanks again.
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William Davis
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