[Slackbuilds-users] ttf-sil-gentium

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon Mar 17 12:38:28 EDT 2008

Kyle Guinn wrote:
> I remember we've had problems with that download link before -- the
> script has been modified a few times to compensate for it.  Rather
> than providing a direct link to the file, the SIL website links to a
> script named render_download.php.  The script takes an argument
> representing the file to retrieve.  Here is the correct link:
> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/render_download.php?site_id=nrsi&format=file&media_id=Gentium_102_L_tar&filename=%2Fttf-sil-gentium_1.0.2.tar.gz
> There is no problem when saving this link with some browsers, but wget
> does not approve.  The link must be quoted, and even then wget will
> save it with the filename
> "render_download.php?site_id\=nrsi&format\=file&media_id\=Gentium_102_L_tar&filename\=ttf-sil-gentium_1.0.2.tar.gz".
>   This is not useful for those who install packages from SBo using a
> script.
> I propose that we save the file ttf-sil-gentium_1.0.2.tar.gz on SBo
> similar to how we save some CVS snapshots.  Would this be a problem?

Well, the .info file has a link to the sources from a debian mirror,
but the db entry wasn't updated.  I don't know if I did that when I
approved it, or if someone has fixed it since then, but it's correct

Just in case the debian mirror goes dark, I do have a copy of it on
the SBo server, but we won't use it unless it becomes necessary.



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