amd-ucode has RESTRICT="mirror", but amd64.org is often down. Is it possible to include alternative URLs in the ebuild, e.g.:
(parent dir is MD5 hash of the file)
Means that ebuilds will need updating when bumping versions, but amd64.org is really unreliable.
Also, not sure whether using third-party URLs (who are possibly violating the license) is compliant with Gentoo's policy on mirror restriction.
Can't. If we could use other locations we would be mirroring it.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can't. If we could use other locations we would be mirroring it.
Not necessarily objecting, but how is the situation different from all other firmware packages that have RESTRICT=mirror? The only special thing about amd-ucode is that its URL is an "official" one. Why not include a couple of non-official URLs for reliability?