[aur-general] curl download in makepkg doesn't work for contradictory reasons

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun Mar 31 19:08:00 EDT 2013

On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM, Uwe Koloska <kolewu at koloro.de> wrote:

> Hello Dave,
> thanks for the quick answer!
> Am 31.03.2013 23:11, schrieb Dave Reisner:
> > On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Uwe Koloska <kolewu at koloro.de> wrote:
> >> the curl download for package mma fails with the following error
> >>   curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 406 Not Acceptable
> >
> >
> > This is because scumbag server admins block requests with the curl user
> > agent. It's a server problem, not a makepkg problem.
> Do you know the reason, why curl *with* mozilla user-agent doesn't work
> with sourceforge?  It looks like there is a second redirection with the
> curl user-agent.

Seems like more server shenanagins based on user-agent. The page you're
redirected to with the Mozilla UA is just advertisements stuffed into
iframes with a time delayed download.

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