[Slackbuilds-users] Mirodi Snapshot Hosting

JK Wood joshuakwood at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 21:07:50 UTC 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 1:25 PM, LukenShiro <lukenshiro at ngi.it> wrote:

> sabato 22 novembre 2008, Robby Workman ha scritto:
> > I don't see a reason why we can't host a svn snapshot.
> > However, don't plan on making extremely frequent updates. :-)
> Hi,
>  recently I've noticed serious problems in downloading some sources:
> - sourceforge mirrors often give timeouts;
> - some upstream projects believe to be smart changing web address from
> time to time, so some DOWNLOAD= lines are not valid anymore.
> - few of them use 'https://' so they cannot be downloaded with a simple
> 'wget'.
> As soon as possible I intend to verify all package sources' availability
> to have a complete view, so I can tell which are related packages.
> I wonder if hosting some 'problematic' sources on slackbuilds.org (or on
> another correlative website), at least, would be workable.
>  I suppose it is not possible to host _all_ of source files (as e.g.
> Gentoo does), to maintain continuity and to prevent broken links, is it?
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I thought the Sourceforge download problem was fixed, although I've noticed
the same thing recently.  Perhaps some SlackBuilds aren't using the proper
download link yet, but nobody's noticed to complain?
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