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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Berlios-hosted SRC_URI components
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 09:24:12
Message-Id: 20060219092019.449a80fb@snowdrop.home
1 Berlios have introduced a new Sourceforge-like download.php thing that
2 requires that any download attempt include a magic key in the URL.
3 Thus, Berlios can no longer be used inside SRC_URI.
5 It gets worse. Even if you specify the magic key, Berlios seems to
6 shove an extra random garbage byte onto the end of any tarball. This
7 doesn't affect the output, since tar discards it, but it does screw up
8 digests and gives weird errors when unpacking.
10 It gets worse still. It looks like many our mirrors have broken copies
11 of certain Berlios-hosted tarballs.
13 Sooooo... AFAICS, the only way to proceed is, for each package hosted
14 on Berlios, contact upstream and get them to give you a tarball via a
15 different location, then manually mirror it, and use mirror://gentoo/
16 in SRC_URI.
18 This really really sucks. Does anyone happen to know any of the Berlios
19 staff?
21 --
22 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Wearer of the shiny hat)
23 Mail : ciaranm at
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Berlios-hosted SRC_URI components Carsten Lohrke <carlo@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Berlios-hosted SRC_URI components Brad Cowan <bcowan@g.o>