FETCH_ARGS defaults, why "-A" ?

Dimitry Andric dim at
Sat Dec 28 00:49:51 UTC 2013

On 28 Dec 2013, at 01:12, John Marino < at> wrote:
> For months I've been getting a lot of fetch failures in ports that I
> couldn't reproduce outside of them.  It appears it is caused by the
> default "-A" passed to fetch.
> For example, /usr/ports/emulators/javatari will fail with "make fetch"
> but it will succeed with with "make fetch FETCH_ARGS=-Fpr"
> I'd like to understand why "-A" is the default.  Clearly many distfiles
> could be retrieved that aren't, so I'd like to know what -A is saving us
> from, and why that would be worse than the current situation?

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