Is there an equivalent of NO_EXTRACT?

Piotr Kubaj pkubaj at
Wed Sep 9 04:36:38 UTC 2015

On 09/09/2015 00:58, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen wrote:
> I think EXTRACT_ONLY will do the equivalent of what you need.
> ________________________________________
> From: owner-freebsd-ports at [owner-freebsd-ports at] on behalf of Piotr Kubaj [pkubaj at]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 4:44 PM
> To: freebsd-ports at
> Subject: Is there an equivalent of NO_EXTRACT?
> I'm a maintainer of a few ports. For the next update I'm preparing, I
> want to make it possible to download some addons via options. The thing
> is, they are downloaded as-is. They are not meant to be extracted
> (although they are zips), since it's the program itself that manages it.
> Is there such a possibility?
No, EXTRACT_ONLY actually extracts distfiles. I don't want them to be
extracted, I want them to be copies as-is, since the installed port will
manage it itself, it even requires zips. The only solution I see is to
tar those distfiles and put them on a separate mirror. Is there any
better solution to this? Or maybe someone introduces NO_EXTRACT to :)

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