Subject: Re: pkg/4936: FTP sites for logsurfer package are incorrect
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Bill Fenner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/06/1998 13:51:12
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com> 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
Although having portlint do it is a good idea too, I particularly wanted
to catch "rotting" files -- e.g. sunsite.unc.edu 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 ftplib.pl (from 1992), and uses
chat2.pl directly to do HTTP HEAD requests. The parsing of the
Makefile into input for the perl script is done by a special bsd.port.mk.
I'd be happy to share the code.