planetmirror sites

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Wed Apr 11 20:23:15 UTC 2007

On 4/11/07, Marcin Simonides <marcin at> wrote:
> 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 had a look at the html source for the above page, and it contained a
URL to the file:

> 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.

Attached is a patch that adds to to all the sites that had listed.

Try the patch and see if it fixes your problem, if it does submit a PR
with the patch.

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