servers down

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Nov 10 19:12:02 PST 2007

On Nov 10, 2007, at 20:15, 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?

Ok, so the apr0 and apr-util0 ports are out of date and need to be  
updated. You should file a ticket for that in Trac. Instructions are  

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