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Re: Default to fetching from CDN first?
I agree with tls@ that we should optimize for use and package-checking
Right now, if the distfile isn't found on the original master site, we
just fetch from CDN. I think tls@ is only talking about changing the
We do need to be careful not to break the path of how distfiles get
mirrored and uploaded to MASTER_SITE_BACKUP. But, I think if there
isn't a file matching the distinfo, failover will get to the original
As I see it, the only real downsides are
for developers, having to endure N quick fails to get a new distfile
after updating version numbers
for everyone, having N quick fails before fetching a NO_SRC_ON_FTP
I think it would be good to figure out how to make the cdn used first,
without using MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE, and a default-on variable to turn
that off. But putting MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE?= might actually be ok, with
people setting it to empty if that's what they want.
Can someone articulate possible problems from such a change, in terms of
a specific example of distfile versions that are or aren't in specific
I do see the point that people would be less likely to notice a missing
upstream. But once you have fetched the distfile, you won't either.
We are close to freeze, and this seems like a change that could have
unanticipated consequences, so I sort it into "after the branch".
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