Github problems

Robert Backhaus robbak at
Fri Nov 9 03:51:05 UTC 2012

On 9 November 2012 07:05, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at> wrote:

> I'm working on a new port, and I'm having problems with Github.
> The url to the tarball is:
> <**snorby/archive/master.tar.gz<>
> >
> .....

> => snorby-2.5.3.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
> => Attempting to fetch**
> Snorby/snorby/tarball/master?**dummy=/snorby-2.5.3.tar.gz<>
> Obviously that fails.  I looked through /usr/ports/Mk/, but I
> don't see any way to override the part after dummy=.  I tried making
> GH_COMMIT= master, but that did nothing.
> Note that 'the bit after dummy=' just specifies the filename that will be
returned to you. It can be called anything: if it is replaced by
?dummy=what_a_mess, the file you get back will be saved as "what_a_mess".

Prevents stale distfiles clashing.

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