How to get binaries if they are available

Barrie Stott zen146410 at
Sat Sep 7 02:55:45 PDT 2013

On 7 Sep 2013, at 09:58, Rainer Müller wrote:

> On 2013-09-07 10:16, Barrie Stott wrote:
>> 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.
> Actually the first one is the binary package, the second is the detached
> signature file using the RIPEMD-160 algorithm. That is required to
> ensure this file was actually built by a of our buildbots. The detached
> signature file is only fetched if the download of a binary was successful.
>> 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?
> MacPorts will automatically build from source if no binary archive is
> available.
> Rainer

Many thanks for this, Rainer. I've done nothing at my end to get binaries so I'll just continue to assume that MacPorts 'will do the right thing' in this regard.

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