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SubjectRe: kernel mirrors behavior changed
On Sat, 23 Jan 1999, Jeff Millar wrote:

> The mx.kernel.org mirror and probably others will thoughtfully (??)
> gunzip the file as it's downloaded, at least when downloaded with
> netscape. However, when it does this under DOS/Win it adds returns that
> patch can't handle. The original kernel.org doesn't gunzip the file, so
> there's no text conversion problem. In addition, the ascii converted
> file retains its .gz suffix...which is just plain wrong.
>
The mirrors are working correctly. It is netscape that is the problem.
If netscape believes that it is downloading a gziped file then it will
gunzip it, but is too dumb to fix the filename after.

--
Mike <rickettm@ox.compsoc.net>

If I were to walk on water, the press would say I'm only doing it
because I can't swim.
-- Bob Stanfield


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