On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 02:28:52PM -0800, Xin LI wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Eitan Adler wrote: > > I was hoping to get a bit more of a response to a recent posting of > > mine with regard to using svn to fetch files for ports > > My proposal: > > http://email@example.com/msg23776.html > > A summary of what has been going on: > > http://wiki.freebsd.org/EitanAdler/ports-svn > > > > This is something that more than 2 people should have an input on > > Just my $0.02 but I think it would be great if we can do: > > - "make fetch" would prefer using a pre-packaged tarball, but fallback > to a svn/whatever checkout with a specific revision number, then > generate a tarball from the export. > - "make checksum" would check the tarball's checksum.
It's probalby not practical to generate an archive with consistently identical checksums due to the various timestamps (at least without adding a tar writer to svn which would be kind of cool. :) > Maybe we can also have some variables to control that we actually want > the 'HEAD' revision without checking any checksum. However, I think it > would be nice if we can do a checksum'ed checkout for specific SCM > revision, especially if we want to have ports to work not only for > *-devel ports where we would prefer signed source code. While this wasn't the intent of the -DBOOTSTRAP stuff I added to the llvm port, people are finding it useful so if we can find I clean way to support this I think it would be cool. -- Brooks
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