Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #native, 2016-09-13

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14:37 vicash hello. how do I get the alien_repository command to download a tag from Github ?
14:39 vicash i am trying with location => '/username/reponame/archive/$TAG.tar.gz' which is the URL that github shows when I highlight the archive for that particular tag. However Alien::Base is not able to download it
14:39 vicash I get "Cound not find any matching files at Alien/Base/ModuleBuild.pm line 379"
14:40 vicash I have tried with ALIEN_FORCE=1 and ALIEN_VERBOSE=1 and no other messages except not found... i understand that Github dynamically creates the tarball
14:47 vicash ah I see issue #124 talks about the same problem. will use a workaround
15:14 vicash ook i got it to work but had to use exact_version and exact_filename since I was using pattern
18:38 vicash plicease, jberger: does Alien::Base support nmake on Windows through Alien::MSYS ?
18:42 preaction if the project's ./configure script does, then Alien::Base does. you'd have to install Alien::MSYS yourself (using an OS-specific prereq) and make sure it was on the %PATH%. it might be good to bundle that up and make it easy to do from Alien::Base. i'm not sure if anyone has already done that
22:14 jberger the whole concept of downloading by latest probably needs a fresh look, exact_* end up being necessary more often that I would have liked
22:14 jberger and I don't remember the state of Alien::MSYS to be honest
22:14 jberger I've been pretty far away from AB for a while
22:15 jberger :(
22:58 vicash jberger: the exact_* seems to be a limitation for anyone who doesn't provide directory traversal via HTTP(s).
22:59 vicash for Github I just used exact_name as "master.tar.gz" and that brings the master branch down.. it may not be ideal, but works to get the most recent. not great for deployments though

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