cpghost wrote:

Why not add this to pointyhat scripts? Just upload a copy of every
*new* distfile ever encountered from the author's page to freebsd
(unless there are legal constraints not to do so, of course)?

Some might say that this already happens.

Well, it's on ftp.freebsd.org rather than pointyhat, and it's only for
the ports that are built by the package build cluster. Take a look at ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/ (Warning: very long

I'm not sure what the policy is about getting rid of old distfiles, but
there are generally several generations of distfile in there -- about 2
or 3 years worth.



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