Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Joel Martin <kanaka@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] helixplayer-bin question, and wget with https proxy
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 15:45:59
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] error by Ajai Khattri
1 Background: Yesterday I bumped the revision of helixplayer-bin from
2 to Both of these releases of helixplayer require
3 a click through in order to download (i.e. fetch restriction).
5 However, today, the Alpha version of helixplayer was released, this
6 version doesn't require a click through in order to download. However,
7 this version is which is older than the one with fetch
8 restrictions.
10 So, how do I communicate to people merging this package, that what they
11 probably want is, even though there is a newer package.
13 Options:
14 - Just remove the ebuilds with fetch restrictions.
15 - Make the stable right now (probably the wrong route)
16 - Make the ones with fetch restrictions -x86, so that the user has to
17 force it. This is the one I'm leaning towards, because this way,
18 enterprising users have the ebuild to use the fetch restricted
19 helixplayer, but most users just get the alpha version and
20 don't have to worry about fetch restrictions.
23 Another question:
25 Also, I am behind a proxy (which I'm sure many people are). The download
26 for helixplayer is at a https link only
27 (
28 I can't get wget to proxy https through our proxy (I have to use firefox
29 to download the file to distfiles). I read something that said wget 1.9
30 doesn't work properly with https proxying? 1.9 is the stable version in
31 portage.
33 I guess it will be okay once the helixplayer download propogates to the
34 mirrors, but it still doesn't seem like the ideal situation.
38 Any guidance for either issue?
41 P.S. Also, for those of you following helixplayer/realplayer stuff,
42 there is also a source download (also not fetch restricted) on the alpha
43 download page:
46 It's ugly though because they use their own weird build system. Anybody
47 else want to take a crack at getting it working? I'm not sure I'll have
48 the time anytime soon.
51 --
52 Joel Martin -- kanaka