Odd distfile download

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Sep 3 01:21:50 UTC 2006

I have a port I am writing which uses an unusual way of distributing
tarballs.  The only download for official sources that I can tell is
through their web source control interface.  They have a URL which
provides a tarball of a tagged version from their source control
software.  The URL is


This causes fetch and wget to save the file as 1.42.1.tar.gz?view=tar,
but netscape removes the ?view=tar.  Should I just make the port
download it as that name, but have it placed in a subdirectory using the
port name?
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com

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