Subject: Re: Packages with dynamic download sites
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/28/2001 12:41:56
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	Thanks! - rather than try the for every package would
> > 	it be reasonable to have a DYNAMIC_MASTER_SITES variable which
> > 	could be set to point to the package specific 'MASTER_SITES'
> > 	outputting script?
> I was thinking something like that myself. I was leaning towards
> passing the uri (${DYNAMIC_MASTER_SITES_URI}, or so) and ${DISTFILES}
> to the script through it's environment, and triggering an alternative
> to that whole block of shell code on `.ifdef DYNAMIC_MASTER_SITES_URI',
> even though only the "sites" line is different, rather than doing the
> switch within the shell code. That all still assumes that the script
> gets a reserved name, like "patch-*", "distinfo" are reserved names.
	OK - I have it all working based on this, but I'd like to
	revert to putting MASTER_SITES_DYNAMIC being a YES/NO and put
	the site data in - this would allow for a different
		David/absolute		-- No hype required --