Subject: Re: pkg/4936: FTP sites for logsurfer package are incorrect
To: Bill Fenner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/07/1998 00:56:44
On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Bill Fenner wrote:
> 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.
Yeah, so just go and portlint your ports-current on a regular base.
Would make quite some sense for FreeBSD anyways, to just run it once and
fix things .)
> 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.
Hm, keeping backlwward compatible with perl4 would be the hard thing
here, i guess... I'll think a biit more about this, then get back to you .
Why's a special bsd.port.mk needed? Should't post-processing "make
fetchlist"-output do the job?
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>