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Re: url2pkg and pypi

> On Dec 31, 2021, at 6:51 AM, Roland Illig <> wrote:
>> 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?

In my experience, I generally never edit the Makefile prior to downloading things.  After that, of course, there is work to do on packages, but I cannot recall ever facing a case where I changed the Makefile prior.


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