Subject: Re: Sourceforge downloads failing
To: Roland Dowdeswell <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/13/2002 08:53:21
On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 11:42:33PM -0400, Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> On 1020795530 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> Alistair Crooks wrote:
> >
> >On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 10:53:13AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> >> On Tue, 7 May 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> >> 
> >> > I just went to install sysutils/rox, which failed checksum. After doing
> >> > a makesum, which I though would solve the problem, it started fetching
> >> 
> >> I reported same problem last night. See
> >>
> >> No one replied yet.
> >
> >I've just taken the prdownloads site out of MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE
> >in This will have to do as a temporary measure. If this
> >offends anyone, I'd suggest a custom MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE
> >definition in your /etc/mk.conf.
> I was also bitten by this one recently.  I think that part of the
> problem here is that a failed checksum is considered to be a
> permanent error by pkgsrc.  Perhaps if we changed the system to
> try the next site if the checksum fails, we could avoid some of
> the problems that 3rd party FTP vendors cause?

Set FAILOVER_FETCH in /etc/mk.conf, or on the command line. To
quote from

# Perform a checksum at "make fetch" time.  If the checksum doesn't
# match the stored value, try to retrieve the file from the next site
# in the list
# Possible:  defined, not defined
# Default: not defined

I believe that the bulk build mechanism uses this.