Truly automatic BLFS

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Feb 11 06:28:30 PST 2004


Jamie Bennett wrote:

> If the file to download is an archive you can use <reference> in <unpack> 
> or if its a non-compressed file you must use <download>.

Actually, <unpack> can handle non-compressed files too, as long as they 
are still archives of one form or another (tar, cpio or pax). The only 
thing it won't handle is non-compressed non-archive files, for which 
Jamie is correct <download> is the right thing to use.




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