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Re: Proper Source0 URL for sf.net hosted projects?




PFJ wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>> I was wondering what the correct Source0 URL for sourceforge.net hosted
>> projects is?
>>
>> I've seen both:
>> http://dl.sf.net/<project-name>/<file-name>
>> and:
>> http://dl.sf.net/sourceforge/<project-name>/<file-name>
>>
>> And they both seem to work, however I believe that the first form
>> working is a matter of luck (hitting the right mirror) and the second
>> form always works, is this correct?
> 
> Yes - one points to the other. Personally, I always list the URL of a
> mirror (in my case, kent) as SF has been known to fall dead when it
> comes to redirecting or getting files directly from their own server.
> 

I've done that in the past too, but sometimes mirrors go away, and not
all mirrors carry all files all of the time (strange but true).

>> Maybe we should document this somewhere?
> 
> I'd actually say that the packager lists the mirror as the URL rather
> than sf.net
> 

Because of the reasons given above I disagree :) Still I think a common
rule, or atleast an advicable way of doing this for the whole of FE
would be good.

Regards,

Hans


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