github tags containing "/"

Don Lewis truckman at
Wed Apr 1 07:30:35 UTC 2015

On  1 Apr, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> 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...

Yeah, trying to get "make fetch" working was quite entertaining.

>>>> 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.

Ok, will do.

> 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.


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