How to get binaries if they are available

Barrie Stott zen146410 at
Sat Sep 7 01:16:00 PDT 2013

I did an upgrade recently and a binary was installed. In the console log were a couple of lines: 

--->  Attempting to fetch bash-completion-2.1_5.darwin_10.noarch.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch bash-completion-2.1_5.darwin_10.noarch.tbz2.rmd160 from

As I understand it, the second one is the binary because of the rmd160 part but it seems to be trying to get a non-binary first and only trying to get a binary when that fails.

Is this because only one of binary/non-binary ever exists at a packages site?
If not, how can I get a source package only when there is no binary?


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