Subject: pkg/17133: SourceForge download no longer work (e.g. freetype)
To: None <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/01/2002 13:19:11
>Number:         17133
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       SourceForge download no longer work (e.g. freetype)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jun 01 11:20:02 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Eric Haszlakiewicz
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_BETA1
System: NetBSD 1.6_BETA1 NetBSD 1.6_BETA1 (DIANA) #1: Sun May 26 16:13:27 CDT 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Apparently SourceForge has changes the way their download pages work in
order to distribute the load across its mirrors.  When pkgsrc using ftp to
try to retrive a file it ends up retrieving the pick-a-mirror html page
	This makes it somewhat annoying to build things since I need to download
anything from sourceforge by hand.
	cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/mozilla && make
	It will fail when it tries to fetch freetype-2.0.5.tar.gz
	The ideal way would be for the fetch to prioritize the choice of mirrors
by distance and replace the original sourceforge download address with the
list of mirrors.  Since this would have to be determined on the fly it could
be difficult.  Perhaps there's some special syntax to tell sourceforge to
just pick a mirror?