Subject: Re: pkg/34695
To: None <,,>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 11/25/2006 16:35:03
The following reply was made to PR pkg/34695; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Mike M. Volokhov" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/34695
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 18:34:08 +0200

 Module Name:    pkgsrc
 Committed By:   mishka
 Date:           Sun Oct  8 11:37:39 UTC 2006
 Modified Files:
         pkgsrc/mk/defaults: mk.conf
 Log Message:
 pkg/34695: Static list of package master sites may (and often will)
 lead to overloads of very first distribution site. Moreover, if first
 site in the list is not available (often seen for sourceforge mirrors)
 you have to wait for timeout each time. To distribute load on master
 distribution sites and to make second problem not so annoying randomly
 intermix list of MASTER_SITES with MASTER_SORT_RANDOM feature. Any of
 MASTER_SORT and MASTER_SORT_REGEX can be applied later.
 The feature is turned ON by default and is disabled for PKG_DEVELOPERs
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.132 -r1.133 pkgsrc/mk/defaults/mk.conf
 cvs rdiff -r1.21 -r1.22 pkgsrc/mk/fetch/
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.