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    SubjectRe: [Orinoco-users] linux-firmware binary corruption with gitweb
    Adding the git mailing list.

    Pavel Roskin wrote:
    > On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 19:24 +0000, Dave wrote:
    >> I'm aware of at least a couple users of orinoco who have picked up
    >> corrupt firmware# from the linux-firmware tree*.
    >> I've verified that the firmware in the repository itself is correct.
    >> It appears that downloading the file using the blob/raw links from
    >> gitweb causes the corruption (0xc3 everywhere). At least it does with
    >> firefox.
    > I can confirm the problem with Firefox 3.0.6. But it's not "0xc3
    > everywhere". The corrupted file is a result of recoding from iso-8859-1
    > to utf-8. The correct agere_sta_fw.bin is 65046 bytes long. The
    > corrupted agere_sta_fw.bin is 89729 bytes long.
    > There is a way to recode the original binary with GNU recode:
    > recode utf8..iso8859-1 agere_sta_fw.bin
    > wget 1.11.4 also gets a corrupted file 89729 bytes long.
    > curl 7.18.2 also get the corrupted file:
    > My strong impression is that the recoding takes place on the server. I
    > think the bug should be reported to the gitweb maintainers unless it a
    > local breakage on the site.

    Thanks Pavel.

    I just did a quick scan of the gitweb README - is this an issue with the
    $mimetypes_file or $fallback_encoding configurations variables?




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