[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with libev source

Daniel Prosser dpross1100 at msn.com
Mon Dec 25 04:44:20 UTC 2017

Okay, fair enough. Just to be clear though, it makes sense to you that
this problem does not occur for every tar archive downloaded with wget
(or the browser), hosted at any site? I've only encountered the problem
with files from the libev download page, so there seems to be something
different about those files that causes wget and the browser to compress
them when downloading, if that is indeed what's going on.


On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 05:27:41PM -0500, B Watson wrote:
> On 12/24/17, Daniel Prosser <dpross1100 at msn.com> wrote:
> > Could this compression also happen when it's downloaded through the browser?
> > Because I tried that and had the same problem.
> Yes, but that's a lost battle already: it's been established for many
> years that browsers do whatever they want to downloaded files... which
> is why most of us use wget for source downloads. Now wget is acting like
> the browsers do, and that's definitely a bad thing & something that can &
> should be fixed before it becomes an established fact of life.
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