github tags containing "/"

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Wed Apr 1 07:00:04 UTC 2015

On 4/1/2015 1:54 AM, Don Lewis wrote:
> I'm working on a couple of new ports where I'm using fetching the
> distfiles from github.  One quirk is that the tags start with a prefix
> of "tags/v".  I'm setting PKGNAMEPREFIX=${PYTHON_PKGNAMEPREFIX}.
> If I follow the example for in the Porters Handbook using
> DISTVERSIONPREFIX=tags/v then the distfile gets named
> ${PORTNAME}-tags/v${PORTVERSION}_GH0.tar.gz,
> which seems somewhat undesirable.  This seems to be a bit misleading
> and risky because this port is just a python wrapper around another
> library that also has the same PORTNAME.  That port hasn't been
> converted to fetch from github, and when it does it seems like there
> would be a chance of collisions.
> I seem to get better results by setting GH_TAGNAME=tags/v${PORTVERSION}.
> In that case, the distfile gets named
> This seems to be excessively verbose, but safer.
> Thoughts?

Can you please be more specific on what port this is and possibly
provide a patch?

Bryan Drewery

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