new USES=tar ?

Eitan Adler lists at
Tue Mar 11 12:16:40 UTC 2014

On 11 March 2014 07:05, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
> 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?

Why does tar need an extension?  why can't tar use the DISTFILE
itself? tar supports auto-detection of the format which it is

Eitan Adler

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