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Re: Packages with non-distributable distfiles (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/cad/simian-docs=

Edgar Fuß <> writes:

>> To bring this issue forward, I put the following suggestion up for
>> decision making:
>>     Packages are to be removed from pkgsrc, when the distfiles are not
>>     distributable and cannot be obtained for a period of one full quarter
>>     branch. Packages with manual / interactive fetch must have a
>>     maintainer and it is his/her responsibility to ensure this.

> But if the problem is that the distfile is non-distributable, why
> don't you simply record precisely that in the package's Makefile, e.g.

We already have NO_SRC_ON_FTP, which more or less lines up with

The question is when this is true and also one can't get the distfile
From the upstream.

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