You can clone with
HTTPS or Subversion.
On Debian, I tried
bower install http://marionettejs.com/downloads/backbone.marionette.tar.gz
which resulted in
At the moment only tar and zip file extensions are expanded.
gzcould be supported with tar.gz package.
The rewrite already supports .gz extraction. It should land in a few weeks.
I am running into this same issue and I just installed Bower today. Its version 0.10.0.
Install bower-canary to get this feature. More info about the rewrite/canary: https://github.com/bower/bower/wiki/Rewrite-state
npm install -g -f bower-canary
I have Bower 1.0.0 and .tar.gz files work fine locally and with URLs, but not with my internal build server URLs. My build server is saying the content type is application/octet-stream. Would that cause the files to only be unpacked once? This is the result of my installed package.
@blainsmith If the url ends with .tar.gz or the content type header is set correctly then it will uncompress the archive.. If none of this conditions are met, then it won't work.