[Slackbuilds-users] A Problem With SlackBuilds tar.gz Files on Download

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 23:15:07 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/11/14, Thomas Ronayne <ronayne.thomas at gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > For some time I've had a problem (a minor annoyance actually) when I
> > download a SlackBuild file: the file is delivered uncompressed although
> > the file name is still; e.g., /yasm.tar.gz/. That is, it's a tar file.
> Right-click, "copy link location", switch to an xterm or such, type
> "wget ", then paste. If you're manually downloading build scripts,
> you're going to end up using a terminal to extract & run them anyway.
> Or if you prefer a GUI method, try installing uget.
> Or, just use sbopkg or sbotools to download/build/install stuff from
> slackbuilds.org.

Funny thing is, I don't have any issues using Firefox or other browsers to
d/l .tar.gz files ( or Even when I just click the link). Just right click
the "download link as", although wget is my preferred method.

Maybe the OP has a misconfigured browser?

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