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From Branko Čibej (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (INFRA-17084) Download link with redirect-to-mirror is no longer available
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:47:00 GMT


Branko Čibej resolved INFRA-17084.
    Resolution: Not A Problem

> Download link with redirect-to-mirror is no longer available
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-17084
>                 URL:
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Website
>            Reporter: Branko Čibej
>            Priority: Major
> Once upon a time, an URL with the following format, e.g.:
> 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
> 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
> 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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