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Re: offlineimap checksum mismatch

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 12:00:01AM +0100, Matthias Rampke wrote:
> The NetBSD distfile mirrors only get the files they have from the 
> MASTER_SITES defined by the packages. As far as I can see it, they are only 
> intended as a backup in case of temporarily unavailable main sites (with 
> possible exceptions for permanently unavailable files). Making them the 
> default for everything would a) bring about the question how to get the right 
> files onto them in the first place and b) would cause a much higher load on 
> them.
> The "right" fix (at least in this case) is IMHO to update the package to 
> reflect the new locations.

Ok. Probably then it should be up to auditing tools to find broken links.

If not I think the only time pkgsrc maintainers would realize a stale URL
is when they try to incorporate new release or fix some problem.


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