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From Sandor Spruit <>
Subject Re: watch out with mirror
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 09:50:31 GMT
Ard Schrijvers wrote:
>> Ard Schrijvers wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> everybody using mirror in his maven 
>> should be aware of downloading wrong jars. 
>> There seem to be strange rewrite rules configured, which 
>> rewrites you a couple of times when you want to download 
>> certain jakarta jars, and then just downloads 
>> You end 
>> up with hard to solve problems because of nonsense jars just 
>> containing an html page.
>> [snip]
>>> Ps: How can we inform the right people that this flaw gets 
>> fixed? If you can't rely on mirrors to return the right jars, 
>> we really end up in unmanageable situations.
>> I'll tell them first thing tomorrow morning, over coffee :)
> Great and thx!

I've informed the proper folks here, and have injected this issue into 
our helpdesk queue. It might take a few days to figure it out, as our 
offices are being moved temporarily - building renovation!

Then again, this might just be the kind of things people can do, given 
that lots of regular tasks are on hold, or stored in cardboard boxes :)


Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
'Content and knowledge engineering'
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