Subject: Re: [Alexandria-staff] Re: heads up:
To: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
From: Jacob Moorman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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, prdownloads.sourceforge.net, 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 bsd.pkg.mk:
> 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 prdownloads.sourceforge.net 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
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.
Please let us know (email@example.com) if you should have further
questions or concerns regarding this matter.
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