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Re: projects without decent download url

I used githubs tarball service when packaging e.g. wip/fcgiwrap – it has some 
quirks (commit-dependent folder name and such) and is https only, but other 
than that it works fine (most importantly, file hashes are stable).

Currently, "FETCH_USING= curl" is the only reliable way to download from HTTPS, 
as for all other tools SSL support is platform dependent (ftp) or optional 
(wget) so can't be reliably assumed. This is by far no optimal solution, as 
FETCH_USING should be a user preference and so they might clash if it is set in 
the package and mk.conf.


On Thursday, 2. February 2012 at 19:41, Greg Troxel wrote:

> There is wip/mk/ which is intended to ease building
> packages of upstream distributions that don't have real releases.
> I'm not sure if that's needed, or if the tarball-on-demand service is ok
> and the only issue is https. I think FETCH_USING=curl will allow
> https downloads.

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