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

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Tue Feb 3 09:00:40 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 06:04, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> 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
> or
> - 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?

This is fixed in the current bento run as a DISABLE_SIZE macro has been
added.  Defining this in /etc/make.conf will disable the -S argument. 
As well, SIZE attributes are now recorded by default unless NO_SIZE is


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