>> 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 was discussed many times before, and this is a bad idea. >- No checksums -> security issue >- No distfile caching/mirroring -> excess traffic consumption and > horrible availability >and I hope you're not even thinking of fetching from VCS without >specifying exact revision. > >Some standard way of generating distfiles from VCS may be nice though, >if it goes into separate mk-file and supports all major VCS.
I also think this is a bad idea, even as a separate mk-file, for many of the same reasons. But it could be useful as a script in ports/Tools. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-ports-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"