To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/23/2006 10:30:40

currently NO_SRC_ON_FTP is abused in some cases for specifying that the 
distfiles should not be mirrored, because the main location is on one of 
the mirrors. In pkglint's list of deprecated variables I found an entry 
MIRROR_DISTFILE (without the S) which sounds like a good name to me. I'd 
like to see the following integrated into pkgsrc:

MIRROR_DISTFILES can be set to "no" by a package to specify that the 
DISTFILES should not be fetched onto, the primary 
distfiles mirror. The most common reason for setting this variable is 
that is already the primary download site.

Which pkgsrc tools would be affected by this variable and would need to 
be modified?