ports/102499: lftp asc file checksum mismatch
rik at rikbsd.org
Sat Feb 3 21:34:26 UTC 2007
Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 01:48:02AM +0300, Roman Kurakin wrote:
>>> that lftp gets a corrupted distfile when fetching through a squid
>>> proxy. This is because in the default configuration squid fetches all
>>> plain text files in ftp ascii mode, which does CR/LF translation and
>>> botches up the checksum.
>> IIRC this is not a bug and squid do not translate in all cases
>> Any way the file is marked as a text and any such translation
>> do not look like a violation. I guess it was done for
>> convenience of M$ users.
> "Bug" in the sense of broken behaviour. IMO it is broken behaviour
> for squid to force a non-default translation policy on the client. If
> a FTP client really wants a non-default translation mode the protocol
> allows them to specify it.
>> IIRC it is impossible to switch this
>> off in squid (this is the only thing they was wrong).
> It can be corrected by editing squid's mime.conf.
>> My point of view that we should not blame the squid, this wouldn't
>> help. Now I know that there is such problem, you know, a couple
>> of peoples who will read this. But for the rest the project would
>> look in the bad way. More over not all peoples can control which
>> proxy in front of them even if they know about this problem. My
>> idea was to tech a fetch to request a binary mode for all files
>> despite of their mime type.
> This may not be hard to do, can you look into it?
I've made a patch but it was ugly and was broken by update of libfetch.
I'll try to check the current state of libfetch and update my patch.
> The other option would be for the squid port to install a fixed
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