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Re: [Bug-wget] Metalink support

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Metalink support
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:12:22 +0200
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Hi Hubert,

thanks for rebasing. git am works smoothly now :-)

On Friday 03 July 2015 13:54:43 Hubert Tarasiuk wrote:
> > - I had to find out that I need libgpgme11-dev package (on Debian here),
> > else ./boostrap and/or ./configure would not work. Please add this
> > information to README.checkout.
> Both libmetalink and GPGME were supposed to be "weak" dependencies. How
> about copying GPGME's m4 macro to Wget's m4 directory? If I add it to
> the Wget repository, the scripts will not fail without GPGME installed.

To copy GPGME m4 macro, I have to install libgpgme11-dev. And if I do that, a 
./bootstrap (maybe just a configure) does the job for me.

> I have repaired this problem. I have also conditionally disabled the
> Metalink Python tests (whenever Metalink support is not compiled). Thus,
> Wget should work fine without neither of them. (Both make and make-check.)
> Should I list these dependencies as optional in the README.checkout?

There are several 'weak' dependencies mentioned in README.checkout. Just do it 
similar, e.g.
* [37] libmetalink is required for supporting Metalink...
* [38] libgpgme is required to support signatur checking for MetaLink...

Cloned and installed libmetalink now.

I tried
$ wget http://www.metalinker.org/samples/dsl-3.3.iso.metalink
which I understand as a download link to dsl-3.3.iso.

That only downloads the .metalink file and that's it !?
I expected Wget to download dsl-3.3.iso (of course first the .metalink file as 
intermediate file, which is needed for mirror information).
I am aware of --input-metalink, but would like to see a bit more of automation 
in the above example.


Regards, Tim

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