[Slackbuilds-users] Problem with SourceForge and wget

Antonio Hernández Blas hba.nihilismus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 07:26:12 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 7:25 AM, Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> Whenever I want to download some source tarball from SourceForge using
> wget, I get permantently redirected until eventually some mirror times
> out. So I have to reinvoke the command, sometimes ten times in a row,
> until eventually it works out. This is really getting tiresome.
> Do you have some workaround for this?

Maybe some servers are blocking wget's User-Agent string.

Go to http://whatsmyuseragent.com, grab the User-Agent string of your web
browser and use it: wget -U "User-Agent string"

Check wget's man-page about "-U".

- Cheers

Antonio Hernández Blas | Oaxaca, México, Mx.
https://github.com/nihilismus | https://bitbucket.org/nihilismus |
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