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Bug 394535 - all netkit packages: ftp.uk.linux.org is dead
Summary: all netkit packages: ftp.uk.linux.org is dead
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
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Reported: 2011-12-13 09:32 UTC by Oleg Gawriloff
Modified: 2021-03-08 06:28 UTC (History)
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Description Oleg Gawriloff 2011-12-13 09:32:10 UTC
At ftp://ftp.uk.linux.org/pub/linux/Networking/netkit/
Pls stablereq ftp-0.17.23.0.2.1 or change url to ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/network/netkit/


Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2011-12-21 00:03:17 UTC
all netkit related packages are gone now
Comment 2 Kerin Millar 2021-01-07 13:39:16 UTC
They are all available at http://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/Networking/netkit/.
Comment 3 Conrad Kostecki gentoo-dev 2021-03-07 11:59:44 UTC
(In reply to Kerin Millar from comment #2)
> They are all available at
> http://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/Networking/netkit/.

Seems to be also gone now? I can't reach it.
Comment 4 Kerin Millar 2021-03-07 12:26:35 UTC
(In reply to Conrad Kostecki from comment #3)
> (In reply to Kerin Millar from comment #2)
> > They are all available at
> > http://ftp.linux.org.uk/pub/linux/Networking/netkit/.
> 
> Seems to be also gone now? I can't reach it.

So it has. I don't know what became of the site between then and now.

At this point, I think that it would make sense to use Debian's mirrors. The netkit-fingerd and netkit-routerd packages already do so, and the ftp package partially does so. Taking ftp as an example, the first element of SRC_URI could be changed to "mirror://debian/pool/main/n/${MY_PN}/${MY_PN}_${MY_PV}.orig.tar.gz".
Comment 5 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2021-03-07 13:20:52 UTC
The files already exist on gentoo mirrors. The value in SRC_URI is irrelevant so long as new versions are not being released.
Comment 6 Kerin Millar 2021-03-07 14:33:57 UTC
Fair enough but in the spirit of keeping one's backyard clean, it hardly seems controversial to spend 5 minutes or so fixing what are, in fact, invalid URIs.

Besides which, there are many gentoo mirrors that a user may elect to use. It's an indisputable fact that they are not all equally reliable. In the event that a request should fail and that DISTDIR does not contain the applicable file, the current situation is that portage will fall back upon a URI that can only result in failure (for a subset of netkit packages).
Comment 7 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2021-03-07 15:37:33 UTC
Feel free to submit a patch series or a PR on github.
Comment 8 Kerin Millar 2021-03-07 15:38:47 UTC
(In reply to Mike Gilbert from comment #7)
> Feel free to submit a patch series or a PR on github.

OK. Thanks.
Comment 9 Joshua Kinard gentoo-dev 2021-03-08 06:28:36 UTC
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/network/netkit/ appears to still be up and has the netkit files available.