[Slackbuilds-users] sboinstall - jdk download fails
matteo.bernardini at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 17:26:56 UTC 2017
2017-04-04 19:17 GMT+02:00 Eric Pratt <eric.b.pratt at gmail.com>:
> I found this by using HttpFox on Firefox to see what was happening when I
> clicked through the website and downloaded via a browser. It's important to
> understand that you are still accepting the license agreement by using wget
> to download it.
> I suspect Slackbuilds is against this practice for a number of reasons,
> especially the possibly too magical discovery of URLs via text parsing of
> HTML. But it's something to consider. Another idea might be an optional
> WGET_OPTIONS="" field in the jdk.info file. That would tell automated tools
> like sbopkg what extra command line options are needed to download from the
> URL given in jdk.info.
the main reason we are against it it's that Oracle request that people
actually accept the license when downloading the tarball explicitly
clicking on a radio button (the download page says "You must accept
the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE to download this
software."): we cannot allow ourself to "cheat" (sorry for the term) a
silent approval, we have to follow what the vendor asks.
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