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

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Tue Feb 3 12:06:59 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 14:28, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > 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
> > defined.
> > 
> > Joe
> This does not fix FETCH_SYMLINK_DISTFILES nor support curl. Do we support different
> file transfer utilities (wget, curl) or don't we? If we want to, we could use
> something like

I never said it added support for anything.  However, it allows one to
remove the -S argument to FETCH_CMD if desired.  As for
FETCH_SYMLINK_DISTFILES, this is less-likely to be encountered than
SIZE, and can easily be undefined by the user.

> FETCH_CMD?=		/usr/bin/fetch ${FETCH_EXTRA_ARGS}
> which is easily extensible to support other tools. 

Since we already have hooks in bsd.port.mk for alternate FETCH_CMDs, we
should probably do something like this.  However, I don't think it
should be a requirement that we test with different file transfer tools.


> -Oliver
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