MacPorts caching of distfiles [was Re: ntfs-3g 1.1120 source missing]

William Siegrist wsiegrist at
Sun Feb 24 21:12:23 PST 2008

It would match the layout of the ports in the svn repo and make the  
tree a little more manageable for human consumption. I could see  
providing Apache indexes for the tree so people could browser and grab  
distfiles manually.  But mainly my suggestion was based on matching svn.


On Feb 24, 2008, at 7:21 PM, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2008, at 8:05 AM, William Siegrist wrote:
>> So whats left? I think you'll want a special hostname for these?  
>> Maybe<group>/<port>/<file>?
> I'm not sure what value <group> adds.  <port>/<file> would seem more  
> than reasonable, and a completely flat namespace even more so since  
> it then becomes very easy to add to the search path for all ports.
> - Jordan

William Siegrist
Software Support Engineer
Mac OS Forge
wsiegrist at
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