new USES=tar ?

Eitan Adler eadler at
Tue Mar 11 12:32:21 UTC 2014

On 11 March 2014 08:22, John Marino < at> wrote:
> 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.

Can we not use the existing solution of EXTRACT_SUFX ?

Eitan Adler
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