Subject: Re: [Alexandria-staff] Re: heads up:
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Jacob Moorman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/27/2002 11:56:40
On Mon, 2002-06-17 at 11:07, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> 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
> sourceforge).
> ----------------------------

A fix for this particular issue has already been committed to the
FreeBSD ports source base.  I suspect that a similar fix could be
applied to your ports system, as well, if desired.
Revision 1.82 

Please let us know ( if you should have further
questions or concerns regarding this matter.

Thank you,

Jacob Moorman
Quality of Service Manager,