Subject: Re: heads up: pkgsrc/${MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE}
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/2002 17:07:42
On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 03:11:24AM -0400, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
> ...the fist site,, seems to be returning HTML
> instead of files.  the second site, ftp3.* is working fine.  i don't have
> a web browser installed ATM, so i've attached a copy of, for example,
> 'aterm' and 'netpbm'...looks like they're bloat'ifying thier mirror
> system.

Taken from the cvs log for

revision 1.973
date: 2002/05/07 17:50:38;  author: agc;  state: Exp;  lines: +1 -2
branches:  1.973.2;
Sourceforge seem to have implemented a new policy, whereby an http
request to the site, which used to return
the distfile, now returns 8KB (roughly) of html, including
advertisements, and a link to the real distfile.

Delete prdownloads from the MASTER_SITE_SOURCEFORGE list (sadly,
because it seemed to be the quickest way to download files from