github tags containing "/"

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Wed Apr 1 07:24:12 UTC 2015

On 4/1/2015 2:13 AM, Don Lewis wrote:
> On  1 Apr, Bryan Drewery wrote:
>> 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}.

Wow it really has 'tags/' in the tags and 'branches/' in the branches.
It has to be a bad conversion from SVN. Anyway it is intended to be
supported fine...

>>> 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.

Just use GH_TAGNAME=tags/v${PORTVERSION} for now.

The DISTVERSIONPREFIX is supposed to work in this case as well. I'll
look into it tomorrow.

It is likely the same as which I
realized earlier today.

The DISTNAME you see is intentionally verbose so it is unique and avoids
rerolled checksums on account/project renames or PORTVERSION changes or
github-specific rerolls. It is intended to stand out as a
GITHUB-generated file so it is not confused with other distributed files.

The DISTVERSIONPREFIX _not_ producing the same filename is a bug.

Bryan Drewery

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