Subject: Re: Downloading via cvs?
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 19:15:32
Havard Eidnes wrote:
> I'm looking at the BOINC software from Berkeley, and it appears from
> my casual browsing that they only make tarballs of their "-current"
> sources available via http fetch (I'll ask for confirmation whether
> that's the case), while if you want one of their releases, you have to
> download the source via cvs, using one of their release tags.
> Do we have a way to deal with this form of downloading in pkgsrc?
> If not, how do we work around it?  Pull the requisite version down via
> cvs and put it in the distfiles directory on

Assuming that their license allows for this, this sounds like the most 
sensible thing to do for pkgsrc.  You would put the tarball into the 
LOCAL_PORTS directory on, and of course add the 
appropriate comments into the package Makefile so that people understood 
why this is the case.


	-- Johnny Lam <>