multiple distfiles from multiple sources and with multiple compression types

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Sat Mar 26 14:20:28 PDT 2016

On Saturday March 26 2016 02:27:49 Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Don't think of them as commands. Think of them as radio buttons.

Typically that would mean that if you "push" another one of them, the previous choice is undone.
That doesn't seem to be the case here.

> Hmm, that could be considered a bug. I think you work around it by setting "use_xz no" as well.

I could try, but from what I remember of my understanding of the implementation, it was simply not foreseen to unset every possible setting. At least not to go back to the default, use_gz.

> There was some interest expressed at the MacPorts meeting in Slovenia to make MacPorts automatically detect compression formats during decompression and thus make the "use_xz" etc. options unnecessary. Notably, the tar command in OS X 10.9 (?) and later already supports automatic compression format detection (though we don't use that in MacPorts at this time: we decompress, then pipe the decompressed file to tar).

That would mean you'd need another method of specifying the suffix, no?


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