[Slackbuilds-users] smplayer md5sum failure

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Mon Sep 28 16:00:04 UTC 2020

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 22:38 (+0100), Dave Woodfall wrote:

> On 26/09/20 17:11,
> B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> put forth the proposition:
>> On 9/26/20, Dave Woodfall <dave at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
>>>> Length: 402751 (393K) [text/html]
>>>> Saving to:  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.

> You are correct.  I'd forgotten that I'd set a user-agent in curl,
> and it turns out using a Firefox UA produces 241K HTML files, but
> when I unset the UA I do get bz2.

>> Aside: 393K for an HTML page? Insane.

> Yeah, that is pretty bad.  I opened one in links to check, and it
> turns out to be the usual smplayer homepage.  I imagine there is a
> lot of inline <script> and CSS.

Thanks to both of you for the quick responses.


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