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Re: package with regularly changing distfiles
Julio Merino writes:
> On 9/20/11 11:37 AM, Brook Milligan wrote:
> > After the freeze I will be committing several packages, one of which
> > changes its distfiles regularly (i.e., monthly) and maintains no
> > history. The package need not be updated quite that regularly, so I
> > am not concerned about the granularity of the packages themselves.
> > However, I am concerned about populating the distfiles at
> > ftp.netbsd.org so that the distfiles will be fetched from there once
> > they are outdated on the main site.
> Can you talk to the maintainers of this distfile and explain them that
> what they are doing is wrong?
I have had an ongoing exchange about this and it is evident to me that
the maintainers currently have no interest in changing their behavior.
As a result, I am still interested in the answer to my original
inquiry: what is the process of updating distfiles on ftp.netbsd.org
as fallbacks when the original ones disappear and how often does that
Thanks for your help.
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