> be changing it somewhere in the mid- term, but I can't tell you to
> what it will be changed. There's some chance that we may move away
> from use of rsync altogether, toward a more http- only solution like
> subversion over http. Or that the rsync hostname will become:
Who is the who in 'we' that makes these decisions? Better yet, who
should I try to convince that an http-only solution behind Subversion is
a more practical solution for those of us behind tight firewalls. After
all port 80 is always accessible.
> On Sep 5, 2006, at 11:24 AM, Johnathan Gifford wrote:
>> With all the changes going on with the migration from DarwinPorts
>> MacPorts, is the rsync URL going to change when doing a selfupdate?
>> Currently it is pointing to
>> rsync://rsync.darwinports/org/dpupdate/dports. I need to know.
> Note, that should be:
Yep. I've got a fat finger, can you tell? :-)
>> company I work has a very, very tight firewall that blocks rsync,
>> and a bunch of other stuff. In order to get access to those
>> I have to request each port to be opened. On top of that, I also
>> to let the security folks know which server(s) or domain name(s)
>> can talk to so that access can also be restricted. Hence, why I
>> need to
>> know if the URL may change, especially the domain name.
>> Argh.... Yes this bites, but it's better than finding each
>> for a piece of software and building by hand.
>> ** Note to port software makers: Don't always list your ftp sites
>> first, second and so on. Try to putting an http site as the second
>> location for the code source archive. **
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