Bug 173485 - wget command line options: backward compatibility broken
Summary: wget command line options: backward compatibility broken
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: wget   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2005-11-17 15:24 UTC by Aleksandar Milivojevic
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-19 10:33:15 UTC
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Description Aleksandar Milivojevic 2005-11-17 15:24:13 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 CentOS/1.0.7-1.4.1.centos4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
The wget package in EL4 was bumped from version 1.9 to 1.10.  Several option names were changed in new version, braking backward compatibility (and existing scripts that used them).  Examples:

-C on/off --cache on/off replaced with --no-cache (short -C form removed)
--http-passwd replaced with --http-password
--proxy-passwd replaced with --proxy-password

There might be other options that changed names or were removed too (these are the ones I'm aware of).

Old options should be reintroduced to keep existing systems running.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. compare original wget package (1.9.x), and updated wget (1.10.x) package


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Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2006-01-19 10:33:15 UTC
That's something which needs to be taken upstream. We can't deviate too much
from upstream sources and they have decided to standarize those commandline
parameter. There's no point in maintaining a patch for the old, obsolete
commandline parameters.

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