What is db46 and why is it such a pain?

yoursurrogategod at gmail.com yoursurrogategod at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 07:16:36 PDT 2011

How do I actually do the renaming?

On Sep 8, 2011, at 9:20 AM, Arno Hautala <arno at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 07:09, Yves S. Garret <yoursurrogategod at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I meant ask you guys, what do you mean by this:
>>> Try renaming the downloaded patch files to have a .html extension and loading them in a browser.
> One of the possibilities when the patches fail the checksum is that
> the download has been redirected to an error page, a license
> agreement, or some other resource. MacPorts has retrieved whatever
> this redirect is and named it according to what the patch *should*
> have been named if the download was successful. In this case, you
> might gain insight into what went wrong by renaming the downloaded
> file with a ".html" extension and attempting to open it with a web
> browser, or even a text editor.
> If for example, the direct download had been redirected to a license
> agreement, opening the file in a browser may display that agreement
> and indicate how to restore the direct download. Or an improperly
> served 404 page could indicate that the patch had been removed and
> might even indicate where to find the replacement. Or it might
> indicate a temporary failure and may offer a hint towards handling
> such misbehaving servers in the future.
> It's basically another debugging step that could provide additional
> information if the problem had persisted.
> --
> arno  s  hautala    /-|   arno at alum.wpi.edu
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