Bug 74996 - wget instructions fail for older versions of wget
wget instructions fail for older versions of wget
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tammy Fox
Fanny Augustin
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Reported: 2002-10-03 10:57 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2009-08-19 23:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-09 10:36:55 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-03 10:57:54 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; .NET 
CLR 1.0.3705)

Description of problem:
The page https://rhn.redhat.com/network/channel/download_isos.pxt recommends 
the use of wget for downloading ISOs, via the command "wget -
c 'very_long_url'".  This command fails for older versions of wget, such as 
RedHat 7.0's wget-1.5.3-10, so I think you should change the documentation on 
this page.

The error message displayed by wget is:

Connecting to https:21... 
https: Host not found

I think your documentation should add a sentence like this: "If you experience 
problems with wget, try upgrading to the latest version of wget at 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use RedHat 7.0 with the latest patches.
2. Visit https://rhn.redhat.com/network/channel/download_isos.pxt with a web 
3. Right-click on an ISO link and copy the URL to the copy/paste buffer.
4. Type "/usr/bin/wget -c " and paste the ISO URL onto the command line, within 
single quotes.
5. Press ENTER.
6. Get an error message like this:
           => `Psyche-i386-disc1.iso'
Connecting to https:21... 
https: Host not found


Actual Results:             => `Psyche-i386-disc1.iso'
Connecting to https:21... 
https: Host not found

Expected Results:  wget should have downloaded the selected ISO.  Later 
versions of wget such as 1.8.2 work fine. That's why you should update your doc.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2002-10-09 10:36:49 EDT
It looks like the page says to use curl instead of wget now.
Comment 2 Josef Komenda 2002-10-14 14:28:08 EDT
Since rhn now officially advocates CURL instead of wget, this bug is no longer
valid -- closing.

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