hard to fetch file

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Wed Aug 31 13:54:41 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 06:45:17PM -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
> I've got a file I'd like to fetch for my port of Sun Grid Engine, but I
> can't seem to find a clean way to do it.  The URL is:
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/files/documents/7/32/sge-V60u6_TAG-src.tar.gz
> The problem is that this redirects to:
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/servlets/ProjectDocumentDownload?documentID=32
> and fetch refuses to accept the redirect even without -A.

Simple, add this line to your makefile:

FETCH_CMD=      /usr/bin/fetch -Rr

> The easiest solution I can think of is to just not use the real master
> site with the downside of depriving them of their only numeric indicator
> of software use. The other option I can think of is using wget or curl
> if one of them supports this level of redirection.  Any suggestions or
> preferences?
> -- Brooks
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