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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Best location to download jmeter from using an unattended script?
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:03:30 GMT
On 4 April 2016 at 15:28, Oliver Lloyd <oliver_lloyd@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Vladimir, I can pull out the host from this using:
>
> preferred=$(curl -s 'http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?as_json=1' | grep "preferred"
| cut -d ':' -f3 | cut -d'/' -f3)

No need, the URL I gave is equivalent.

> But there's another problem: The mirrors only seem to host the latest version of JMeter.

Yes, that is intentional.

> Older versions, as far as I can tell, only live on archive.apache.org <http://archive.apache.org/>

Yes.

or www.apache.org <http://www.apache.org/>.

Huh? No.

> I know that these servers are not meant to serve binaries like this but I keep ending
coming back to using them.
>
> I thought about trying to host older versions myself but it will break each time a new
release is made.

Why will it break?

And why do you want to use the older versions?

> Another solution I considered was only allowing the latest version to be used but that
would mean an uncontrolled upgrade for everyone each time a release is made, which isn't correct.
>
>
>> On 4 Apr 2016, at 13:34, Vladimir Sitnikov <sitnikov.vladimir@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> curl 'http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?as_json=1'
>> gives something like
>> {
>>       "backup": [ "http://www-eu.apache.org/dist/",
>> "http://www-us.apache.org/dist/" ],
>>         "cca2": "ru",
>>         "http": [ "http://apache-mirror.rbc.ru/pub/apache/" ],
>>    "path_info": "",
>>    "preferred": "http://apache-mirror.rbc.ru/pub/apache/"
>> }
>>
>> Then you grep for preferred somehow, then construct the proper URL.
>>
>> Does that work for you?
>> Vladimir
>>
>

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