[Slackbuilds-users] Serious regression on Github archive URLs

Greg' Ar Tourter artourter at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 16:41:18 UTC 2018

Thanks for the heads up David and nice find Benjamin.

Not ideal as it requires users to actually have a github account but
still gets people back and running until github stop being idiots.

I have added the token to sbopkg.conf instead as at least it will only
be used when using sbopkg rather than every time I use



On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 at 17:12, Benjamin Trigona-Harany
<slackbuilds at jaxartes.net> wrote:
> Here is what I believe to be a reasonably safe way of getting wget to work
> again as long as you have a GitHub account:
> 1. In GitHub's settings, find "Developer Settings"
> 2. Click "Personal access tokens"
> 3. Click "Generate new token"
> 4. Select "public_repo" (nothing else!)
> 5. Click "Generate token"
> 6. Add the following line to .wgetrc (replacing TOKEN with the token you just
> generated
> header=Authorization: token TOKEN
> As far as I can tell, the drawback is that you are exposing your GitHub token
> to every server wget interacts with, but (1) there is no indication that it's
> a GitHub token and (2) the only permission the token has is to interact with
> public repositories.
> "public_repo: Grants read/write access to code, commit statuses,
> collaborators, and deployment statuses for public repositories and
> organizations. Also required for starring public repositories."
> If this works for your user account and you are comfortable with the paragraph
> above, you can then add the line to /etc/wgetrc and normal service will be
> resumed.
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