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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/skype

As far as I can tell,

  most people think it's not good for packages to try to fetch things
  that aren't there

  more people than not prefer a package to work when the user has a
  distfile, even if new people cannot get the distfile.

So, how about this (in particular, and as a general approach):

--- Makefile.~1.33.~    2011-11-08 19:46:47.000000000 -0500
+++ Makefile    2011-11-09 10:19:08.000000000 -0500
@@ -5,9 +5,11 @@ DISTNAME=              skype_static-
 PKGNAME=               skype-
 PKGREVISION=           1
 CATEGORIES=            net
+# Previously, the file was available at
 EXTRACT_SUFX=          .tar.bz2
 # see for changes
+FETCH_MESSAGE=         "Distfile is no longer available; manual fetch 

which causes a quick and easily understandable failure for those w/o the
distfile, and should work the same as before for those.

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