Weird distfile URLs

Caspar Florian Ebeling febeling at
Fri Aug 1 14:08:45 PDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Landon Fuller <landonf at> wrote:
> On Aug 1, 2008, at 3:33 AM, Caspar Florian Ebeling wrote:
>> it just strikes me that there was this undocumented "curl" command in
>> Pextlib. I'll check it later, but
>> it sounds exactly like what I need...
> Except then your fetch would be imperative instead of declarative, and
> you'll skip some important machinery.
> The command is purposefully undocumented for Portfile use.

Landon, I understand you have very deep knowledge here.
Which solution to the original problem do you offer?


Florian Ebeling
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