Fetching binaries from GitHub

Ben Woods woodsb02 at gmail.com
Tue May 2 15:52:18 UTC 2017

On Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at 10:33 pm, Alexander Moisseev via freebsd-ports <
freebsd-ports at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Is there a way to fetch binaries from GitHub instead of sources?
> In particular I need to fetch BackupPC-4.1.2.tar.gz from
> https://github.com/backuppc/backuppc/releases/tag/4.1.2
Hi Alexander,

I believe downloading binaries from GitHub (such as that manually uploaded
source tarball) is only possible only using the normal method for
downloading source binaries in ports (by defining DISTNAME, EXTRACT_SUFX

I don't believe there exists any shortcut in the ports framework for
downloading files attached to tagged releases in GitHub.



From: Benjamin Woods
woodsb02 at gmail.com

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