Subject: Re: pkg/4936: FTP sites for logsurfer package are incorrect
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Bill Fenner <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/06/1998 13:51:12
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
>Cool thing - but I'd rather like portlint to do this, instead of having 
>to look at some web site. Maybe I can look into this - how do you do the 
>actual check?

Although having portlint do it is a good idea too, I particularly wanted
to catch "rotting" files -- e.g. removed the x11/xapps
directory and distributed the files elsewhere in the hierarchy; unless
you check periodically you're not going to catch that.

Currently the data is collected by using a perl script which uses
a modified version of Gene Spafford's (from 1992), and uses directly to do HTTP HEAD requests.  The parsing of the
Makefile into input for the perl script is done by a special
I'd be happy to share the code.