planetmirror sites

Marcin Simonides marcin at
Wed Apr 11 19:39:14 UTC 2007

Several ports (mainly gtk, gnome etc.) download distfiles from sites over HTTP. The problem is that this site 
displays an HTML page ("This download will automatically commence 
shortly...") and then a download is started as a second request.
This results in fetch fetching the HTML page instead of "real" files.

Here's an exemplary link:

I usually download the files by hand and, after I get fed up, remove all 
planetmirror sites from and am done till the next cvsup ;)

I just wanted to signal this so that appropriate action (whatever that 
is, probably removing the sites from list) can be taken.
Marcin Simonides

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