Subject: Re: pkg/18611: dowload via winblowsaolware corrupts flat ascii postscript files -- gzipping should fix
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/10/2002 22:35:18
On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 11:00:41AM -0700, wrote:
> Unfortunately, billyaolware tries to translate ascii files, in this
> case /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/ghostscript/, gets written in
> the process as an HTML file.  Go Billyaoljunkware!
> IFF the file were gzipped in the archives, that would not be a problem,
> since billyjunkaolware does not try to convert that kind of binary file.
> >How-To-Repeat:
> Dare to use BillyGatesWinblowsaoljunkware.. oh, pain, oh pain, oh pain.
> >Fix:
> gzip /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/ghostscript/ in the archives.
> Maybe ammend the build scripts to ungzip it.

Another way is to to ask the server to do on-fly compression. isn't configured to but is:
local: remote:
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||57482|)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for '/bin/gzip'.
  4528      17.49 KB/s 
226 Transfer complete.

Manuel Bouyer <>