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Re: url2pkg and pypi

Am 31.12.2021 um 13:36 schrieb Greg Troxel:
Benny Siegert <> writes:

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 2:03 AM Greg Troxel <> wrote:
So this is likely my error, but I had no idea that after I edited and
exited the file would change.   Seems better to do that before if that's

That's unfortunately not feasible AFAIU. url2pkg only fetches the
distfile after you exit the editor for the first time. After fetching
and extracting, it gathers more information and updates the Makefile.

man page says:

      url2pkg takes the URL to a package's distfile that should be turned into
      a package.  It fetches the distfile, extracts it, and by looking at the
      extracted files, fills in some variables in the package Makefile.

which is different from what you just said.

If there's truly a "you edit some and save and then it changes it more"
it would be nice to explain that.

Instead of syncing the man page to reality, I'd rather remove all
interactivity from url2pkg.  In the cases I experienced, it was not
necessary to edit the package Makefile before downloading the distfile.

I don't remember why I wrote that "in almost all cases the package needs
manual work" two years ago, I don't have any evidence for that claim.

Does anyone have different experiences and can share example URLs that
need adjustments _before_ downloading the distfile?


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