Discrepancies in Downloads

Mark Hymers markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Sep 12 13:23:40 PDT 2002


On Mon, 26, Aug, 2002 at 09:34:14AM -0400, Bill Maltby LFS Related spoke thus..
> In the BLFS cvs book pulled 8/25 (Sun.) at 11:45 AM, the following
> download url discrepancies were encountered.

Sorry about the (usual) delay in responding, I've been on sabattical
from *LFS for a couple of weeks.

> ftp://cs.nyu.edu/pub/gnat/3.14p/gnat-3.14-i686pc-linux-gnu-bin.tar.gz
> ftp://cs.nyu.edu/pub/gnat/3.14p/gnat-3.14p-i686pc-linux-gnu-bin.tar.gz
>                                          ^ # Version discrepancy

Seems to have been fixed now.

> ftp://ftp.ncftp.com/ncftp/ncftp-3.1.2-src.tar.bz2
> ftp://ftp.ncftp.com/ncftp/ncftp-3.1.4-src.tar.bz2
>                                     ^ # Version .2 not on site?
> 
> ftp://ftp.zsh.org/zsh/zsh-4.0.4.tar.bz2
> ftp://ftp.zsh.org/zsh/zsh-4.0.6.tar.bz2
>                               ^ # Version .4 not on site?

I *really* wish site maintainers wouldn't do that (wipe old versions as
soon as a new one is released).  I've checked and the book seems to be
up-to-date now (I altered the ncftp version entity, the download has
been change but the version hadn't).

> Additional url types of references, which did not follow your standard
> scheme, that I have encountered include the below (some are partials). I
> see the reason for these, in some cases, but wanted to mention them for
> your consideration. There are others that did not affect my activities and
> so I did not include them (because I haven't seen them yet).
> 
> ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.2.0/source/
>     X420src-1.tgz X420src-2.tgz X420src-3.tgz
> 
> http://wwws.sun.com/software/java2/download.html/
>     j2sdk-1.4.0-motif-linux-i386.zip j2sdk-1.4.0-mozilla_headers-unix.zip
>     j2sdk-1.4.0-src-scsl.zip j2sdk-gcc31.patch
> 
> ftp://ftp.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs-patches/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2.bz2
> 
> ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.0.2/src/
> ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/koffice-1.1.1-kde3/src/
> http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/sunjdk/
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrdao/
> http://www.alsa-project.org/
> http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/xfce/

I'm trying to decide whether we should fix these all up to be in the
same format.  The alsa one has now been changed when I did the rewrite
but I'm not sure about the rest.

Do people think we should (where possible) give direct download links?
Obviously for the Sun JDK it isn't possible as you have to agree to a
license etc.  But where it is, is it worth doing?

Mark

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