Kris Kennaway wrote:

On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 12:48:30PM +0200, Kyryll A Mirnenko wrote:

Don't you know why 4.x packages're distributed tar gzipped for 4.x?
pkg_(?:add|update) understands both .tgz/.tbz but the last saves
~20% of my time & money while downloading from mirror

1) Please wrap your lines at 70 characters so your emails may be easily read.

2) This was attempted in the past, but it caused a lot of problems for
users during the transition.  5.x has .tbz packages.

Hmmm, I tried using pkg_add with an ftp address to a .tgz package (a link from the ports search page IIRC) but got an error something like "pkg_add can only handle files with a .tbz extension. D/l the .tgz and ran pkg_add on the local copy and it worked fine. The package was cvsup I think.


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