Check for binaries

Adam Dershowitz dersh at
Tue Mar 28 20:51:45 UTC 2017

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 4:42 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Adam Dershowitz <dersh at <mailto:dersh at>> wrote:
> Is there any way to check if a specific port will be installed as a binary or built from source.
> The problem with this is that often the decision is made based on whether it can fetch a prebuilt binary: if the fetch fails, it builds from source.

I understand.  I was hoping for something that verifies if the binary is there, and then reports back.  Perhaps it would have to start the download, then cancel?  


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