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  1. Infrastructure
  2. INFRA-17084

Download link with redirect-to-mirror is no longer available

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Not A Problem
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Website
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    • Project:
      Infrastructure

      Description

      Once upon a time, an URL with the following format, e.g.:

      https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=subversion/subversion-1.10.2.tar.bz2

      would return a redirect to the direct download URL for the given package from the closest mirror. Now it just displays the generic download page. This new "feature" appears to be relatively recent.

      For example, Homebrew for Mac uses links in the above format to download sources for all its packaged Apache software ... and ends up using the fallback URL instead, causing every Homebrew user to download tarballs directly off archive.apache.org.

      I see discussion in INFRA-16839 about creating a completely new service that would (IIUC) provide this kind of service, although I see no discussion about fixing the existing links that abound on the 'net. In the meantime, it would be nice to get existing mirror-redirect functionality back.

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              Reporter:
              brane Branko ─îibej
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