[Exherbo-dev] Virtual announcement - wget

marcin kowalski yoshi314 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 13:08:00 UTC 2016


Does it support https downloads? Last time i checked it did not. This could
be a problem.

http://landley.net/mantis/mantis-139.html

2016-03-23 22:54 GMT+01:00 Kylie McClain <somasissounds at gmail.com>:

> For the past two weeks or so, I've been experimenting with using
> Busybox's wget applet as a replacement for GNU wget, with pretty good
> success. It supports all the arguments which Paludis uses for wget,
> and in addition, when an `openssl` binary is installed, it will use it
> for supporting SSL; this is good for a few reasons, namely it'd be
> another step in having Busybox act as a nice fallback for whenever
> OpenSSL people manage to break the ABI compatibility without warning
> again, or if the system just gets broken in some other way.
>
> In order to do this, I have some changes on Gerrit[1] which take care
> of the alternatives, the busybox changes, etc., replace net-misc/wget
> in system.conf with virtual/wget, and enable [providers:gnu] for
> virtual/wget by default. GNU wget's real binary would now be
> `gnuwget`. Since there wasn't really a standard for this sort of
> thing, I just decided to use `gnuwget` as the name.
>
> Also, this'll serve as a test for the new virtual announcement process
> which Wulf proposed; as such, I'll wait until Friday to merge these
> changes.
>
> Have a nice day, everyone
>
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