On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:51:10 +0200 Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> cpghost wrote: > > On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 11:47:04PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > >> Another problem with ports is that all of them like pulling the > >> original source from the author's site. I've had a few where the > >> author released the code under GPL then a few years later lost > >> interest, stopped paying whatever ISP he had the main site for > >> the program at, and the porter also lost interest in the project > >> and never bothered obtaining the last available tarfile from > >> the authors site and uploading it to freebsd, then both > >> disappeared. Another one I can recall is the gated code, similar > >> issue. > > > > 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)? > > We've regularly collected and published port distfiles for at least a > decade (with increasingly higher frequency as disk space came to > permit). It may come as no surprise that Ted is talking out of his > ass again :) > > Kris Ah, thanks! Good to know, and it's good news! :) Will distfiles for ports that are no longer in the tree remain there as well, so that these ports can still be compiled with an older ports tree (yes, I know about the hairy security and dependency issues involved with old unmaintained and even dead ports...)? Thanks, -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"