Is there an equivalent of NO_EXTRACT?

Piotr Kubaj pkubaj at
Wed Sep 9 05:09:57 UTC 2015

On 09/09/2015 07:07, Ben Woods wrote:
> On 9 September 2015 at 07:00, Piotr Kubaj <pkubaj at> wrote:
>> On 09/09/2015 06:44, Don Lewis wrote:
>>> If you list the distfiles that you want to have automatically extracted
>>> in EXTRACT_ONLY, then it will leave the unlisted ones untouched.
>> But I want the other one to properly extract and compile. Does that mean
>> I'd have to write my own extract: step?
> No need to write your own extract: step. EXTRACT_ONLY will do what you
> need. A quote from the Porter's handbook:
> If only some of the DISTFILES must be extracted—for example, one of
> them is the source code, while another is an uncompressed
> document—list the filenames that must be extracted in EXTRACT_ONLY.
> DISTFILES= source.tar.gz manual.html
> EXTRACT_ONLY= source.tar.gz
> When none of the DISTFILES need to be uncompressed, set EXTRACT_ONLY
> to the empty string.
> Hope that clears it up for you.
> Cheers,
> Ben
Thanks! I've searched the porter's handbook, but I guess I didn't notice
it :(

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