Subject: Re: dealing with pkgname-latest.tar.gz
To: Chris Jones <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/24/2001 20:46:41
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Chris Jones wrote:
> Should I just leave the URL like that in the Makefile? If I do, folks
> won't be able to retrieve it after the next version bump. I can grab
> old versions from their ftp site, but the current version is always
> named jde-latest.tar.gz.
> I know that distfiles are typically mirrored on ftp.netbsd.org, so am
> I worrying too much about this?
You aren't, filenames like that are a general problem.
I think the right solution was to copy it as jde-YYYYMMDD.tgz to
ftp.netbsd.org:.../LOCAL_PORTS, then use (only) that as master site.
(Sounds like a question for the FAQ... :)
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>