[Buildroot] Is PHP download link in php.mk broken?
grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 21:57:47 UTC 2011
On 2011-03-11, Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "Grant" == Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> writes:
> Grant> On 2011-03-09, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I enabled the php package today, and it appears that the download
> >> link used by buildroot is invalid. It's using
> >> /home/nextgen/buildroot/downloads/php-$(PHP_VERSION).tar.bz2
> Grant> Pasted the wrong thing. That's
> Grant> http://www.php.net/distributions/php-$(PHP_VERSION).tar.bz2
> Yeah, The php developers afaik use some magic download script to for
> load balancing / stats. The problem is that this script is broken, so
> instead of returning an error when the file isn't there it instead
> "helpfully" sends you a HTML file informing about it.
Sort of like DNS servers that "helpfully" direct you to some bogus
ad-filled website when you type in an invalid hostname.
> Now, buildroot thinks the download went fine, so it doesn't fallback
> to the sources.buildroot.net mirror and the build then later breaks
> when it tries to extract the tarball (which instead is a HTML file).
> There's not much we can do about it besides complain to the PHP devs,
> but you can download the tarball from our mirror and stick in your dl
> dir so the build works.
It turns out you can get old versions from
However, you can't get the current version from there. But, asking
for the current version with that URL _does_ fail with a 404, so I
think that using http://museum.php.net/php5/php-$(PHP_VERSION).tar.bz2
as the primary and http://www.php.net/distributions/php-$(PHP_VERSION).tar.bz2
as the backup might work.
In any case, I did find the version I was looking for and it's working
[I really need to update my buildroot snaphost, but there are other
things that need to get done before that...]
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Look DEEP into the
at OPENINGS!! Do you see any
gmail.com ELVES or EDSELS ... or a
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