graphics/linux-dri on 4.11

Matt Sealey matt at
Fri Jul 7 17:18:22 UTC 2006

> On 6.1, the bsdtar will figure out that a file is .gz or .bz2 
> and still extract, however, the GNU tar does not.

Conclusion, GNU tar sucks :)

> It seems that this port has distfile in two different formats 
> and the the port structure cannot handle it.

Definitely. USE_BZIP2 (see docs in Mk/ and so on is set
which sets the tarball format for all of them. Which is kind of dumb.
Couldn't it be some kind of clever heuristic (match .tar.gz or .tgz
or .tar.bz2 or .tbz2 and pick on each extract) rather than requiring ALL
of the distfiles to be one format (which is never ever the case
when you have more than one coder :)

I guess this has been completely looked over since BSD tar got very
clever about it. The worry is.. isn't 4.x totally obselete, unsupported
now, and therefore not worth coding that fix for? :D

*begs the port maintainers, offers a small child for bloody sacrifice*

Matt Sealey <matt at>
Manager, Genesi, Developer Relations

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