[Slackbuilds-users] smplayer md5sum failure

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 21:11:19 UTC 2020

On 9/26/20, Dave Woodfall <dave at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
>> Length: 402751 (393K) [text/html]
>> Saving to:  smplayer-20.4.2.tar.bz2
>> smplayer-20.4.2.tar. 100%[===================>] 393.31K  1.46MB/s    in
>> 0.3s
>> 2020-09-26 17:29:26 (1.46 MB/s) -  smplayer-20.4.2.tar.bz2  saved
>> [402751/402751]
>> --2020-09-26 17:29:26--
>> ftp://slackware.uk/sbosrcarch/by-md5/f/f/ffdbcfa231d8d445b4a4578d27e9e225/smplayer-20.4.2.tar.bz2
> You need to download the source in a browser for that one.  What you
> have there is `text/html', which shows in the download output.
> Sourceforge has unfortunately been broken for many downloads for a
> while now.  One trick I found is to do:

Not so. I just downloaded it with wget, and it was fine.

To the original poster: Do you have a custom User-agent string set
in your /etc/wgetrc or ~/.wgetrc perhaps? I used to spoof a Firefox
user-agent, and it broke wget downloads from sourceforge. You can
retry the download with "wget --user-agent wget <url>" and see if that

Aside: 393K for an HTML page? Insane.

More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list