On 25.09.2016 16:14, John D. Baker wrote: > Unfortunately, the git repo for electricsheep is not publicly accessible: > > [...] > ===> Extracting for electricsheep-2.7nb20160925 > => Cloning GIT archive client. > Permission denied (publickey). > fatal: Could not read from remote repository. > > Please make sure you have the correct access rights > and the repository exists. > *** Error code 128 > > Stop. > make: stopped in /x/pkgsrc/wip/electricsheep-git > *** Error code 1 > > Stop. > make: stopped in /x/pkgsrc/wip/electricsheep-git > The repos are shipped on GitHub. This hosting site provides two types of access: for users (via ssh) and for everybody else (https). I was switching several repos from git: to https:, but these changes were reverted, I think due to SSL cert issues at that time. I'm going to add support for both solutions in git-package.mk. > > Admittedly, the old SVN repo had not been accessible after 17 May 2014, > but I could still link my archived copy of the last checkout into > "../../distfiles/svn-packages" and have it build from that. > > Even if a publicly-accessible git repo were provided, the patches would > likely no-longer apply (as with "dfu-util-git"). > > There is also the issue that the old SVN copy still used 'mplayer' to > display while the HEAD revision had switched to using OpenGL directly, > preventing some (many?) platforms from using it. > It's possible to use the pkgsrc mainline framework to fetch older tags from GitHub and ship an older versions with a good reason - mplayer front-end might be one. Please have a look at graphics/adaptagrams for an example of this. > Perhaps a package fetching the last mplayer-using version should be > implemented? > It makes sense.
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