new USES=tar ?

John Marino at
Tue Mar 11 12:22:44 UTC 2014

On 3/11/2014 13:16, Eitan Adler wrote:
> 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
> unzipping.

For the automatic DISTFILES definition I assume.
It does seem messy just to automatically determine DISTFILE file name


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