ports/62302: SIZE in distinfos causes failure with FETCH_CMD=wget

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Tue Feb 3 03:04:15 PST 2004

Vasil Dimov wrote:

> [...]
> Existence of the SIZE line causes `-S bytes' to be passed to the fetch command
> (according to FETCH_CMD). As it appears wget does not support this feature.

You run into a similar problem if you have distfiles in /cdrom/ports/distfiles
and do `make FETCH_CMD=wget FETCH_SYMLINK_DISTFILES=yes fetch'. The problem gets
worse if you do `make FETCH_CMD=curl fetch'. Either:

- only `fetch' is supported, and you can use FETCH_CMD only to specify a different
  path to the binary


- we have a reason to support other file transfer utilities (e.g. they support
  distributed downloading or special firewall protocols) and have to fix this.

So, what do you think?

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