As far as I understand,
mix only supports dependencies on hex or git repo.
I would like to know if I could specify a URL to a
.tar.gz file and
mix will fetch and extract it.
I think the functionality is already there (how else would
mix handle hex tarball?). Would it be suitable for addition to the code base though?
As for the use case, I have a library that is provided as tarball, and it is not available on github. The current workaround for me is to put the content of the tarball on a repo and instruct
mix to there, but I need to keep that repo up to date.