[macports-ports] branch master updated: sift: new port, replacement for 'grep' built in go

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Nov 13 08:02:11 UTC 2017

On Nov 13, 2017, at 01:27, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> A few things that could be of help here:
> - if github portgroup would support fetching from more than one repository

This has been in the back of my mind for awhile. Maybe the situation has come up often enough by now that it's worth implementing.

Some kind of new procedure github.add_distfile. I can see this requiring major restructuring of the portgroup though.

> - if we could store tarballs for different files to multiple distfile directories

That would be helpful in some situations, for example all the ports that need to download a copy of the tcl source code. The assumption that all files are in the same dist_subdir is probably burried pretty deep in the base code, though. Individual ports or portgroups could probably do it by adding post-fetch and post-extract blocks and reimplementing the fetch and extract code there but that's messy.

If we were to extend MacPorts to base to offer this, I'm not sure what interface we should expose to ports. Do you have any suggestions? One possibility could be changing how the dist_subdir variable works. Currently it's a single path value. What if we make it a list like the master_sites variable, and each item in the list can have a ":tag" at the end to match it up with distfiles. So then, taking the port tix as an example, you could do:

set tkv             8.6.1
master_sites        sourceforge:project/tix/tix/${version}:tix \

dist_subdir         tix:tix \

distname            Tix${version}-src

distfiles           ${distname}.tar.gz:tix \
                    tk${tkv}-src.tar.gz:tcl \

Of course if we introduced this in MacPorts 2.5 any ports that used this would be incompatible with earlier MacPorts. (They would get "POSIX ENOENT {no such file or directory}")

> - rename the distfile on the fly (for example easily change v0.9.0.zip into sift-0.9.9)

That's easy to do for tarball-style URLs, which the github portgroup uses by default, since the filename part of the URL is ignored by the server so we can put any name there that we want.

For archive-style URLs, which sift currently uses, I imagine the "?dummy=" hack in master_sites could be used.

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