Matt Dillon wrote: > In regards to UUCP as a port, I think it's a good idea. There is > nothing preventing us from including the dist files in the CD > distribution so network connectivity is not needed for someone to > install it. > > If someone else puts together the port I would be happy to provide > disk space & net access for the fetch. I have good network > connectivity (a T1), not that I expect a uucp port would actually > require much in the way of bandwidth. The 'cpdup' port only > generates 159 downloads a month and I expect a 'uucp' port > generate much lower numbers, maybe 10 a month.
FYI, any committer can use the public_distfiles mechanism... peter@freefall[1:07pm]~/public_distfiles-101> ls hexpert-2.4.1.tar.gz hexpert-2.4.tar.gz These get automatically replicated to every ftp mirror: peter@ftp-master[1:09pm]~-111> ls /pub/FreeBSD/ports/local-distfiles/peter hexpert-2.4.1.tar.gz hexpert-2.4.tar.gz peter@overcee[1:09pm]~-103> ftp ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/local-distfiles/peter/ ftp> dir 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'. total 16 -rw-r--r-- 1 1006 1006 6736 Apr 8 20:02 hexpert-2.4.1.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 1006 1006 6741 Mar 10 2001 hexpert-2.4.tar.gz ... This replication happens within a few hours. People submitting ports should be able to arrange with the person committing it to use this if needed. Cheers, -Peter -- Peter Wemm - [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] "All of this is for nothing if we don't go to the stars" - JMS/B5 To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message