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How to make github source-downloads manageable.


FredrikRinnestam, just_fun


Github has long been a source of headaches for many crux ports. Tarballs downloaded from github releases are named by the git tag. So we get lovely URLs like this:

And the resulting download is a generic v1.0.tar.gz tarball that may conflict with other ports.


Luckily github now supports downloads with a slightly modified url that gives you a nice tarball-name. Take the URL:
and compare it with
The second example results in a unique filename.