new USES=tar ?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Tue Mar 11 11:05:56 UTC 2014

Hi all,

To be able to migrate most of the zip files to use bsdtar when they case we have
added USES=zip[:infozip] for consistency I do plan to make the same kind of USES
for every kind of archivers. I am puzzled on how to handle all the tar
extensions what would your propose?

One USES per extension? (USES=xz, USES=bzip2 etc?)

or One USES=tar with arguments for extensions?
- USES=tar:xz (set suffix to .tar.xz)
- USES=tar:bzi2 (set suffix to .tar.bzip2)
- USES=tar:tgz (set suffix to .tgz)
- USES=tar:Z (set suffix to tar.Z)
- USES=tar (set suffix to .tar)

If nothing is specified into USES then the default remains .tar.gz

Any better idea?

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