[Slackbuilds-users] R failes to download

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 19:19:15 UTC 2012

On 1/12/12, emmel <the_emmel at gmx.net> wrote:
> So the .info lists a not working download link? Isn't that in violation
> of the slackbuild guidelines? And should that not be mentioned in the
> REDAME at least?

I bet it was a working link at the time the script was submitted... there
are quite a few projects that remove their old releases when they make
a new release.

One way to deal with this would be to make the download link point to a
Gentoo or FreeBSD repository, if there's an ebuild or a bsd-port of the
package. Gentoo apparently keeps old versions on their mirrors forever.
Just make sure the md5sum matches the source from the original site.

Another way, of course, would be to mirror it yourself... or ask the
SBo admins to store it on the slackbuilds.org site.

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