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1.240.  wget

1.240.1.  RHBA-2009:1280: bug fix update

An updated wget package that fixes several bugs is now available.
GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or FTP protocols.
This package rebases Wget from version 1.10.2 to version 1.11.4 and fixes several bugs:
  • the --recursive option would fail to retrieve any files; only a directory listing. (BZ#286161)
  • Wget would ignore the --directory-prefix option (-P) if the server returned the header "Content-Disposition". Wget would then save the retrieved files in the current working directory, instead of the directory specified. (BZ#436822)
  • the --mirror option would fail to retrieve files from FTP servers; only a directory listing (BZ#459679)
  • the --no-content-disposition option would cause Wget to fail with the message "init.c:612: setval_internal: Assertion `0 <= comind && comind < (sizeof (commands) / sizeof ((commands)[0]))' failed." (BZ#492672)
  • Wget would ignore the --no-clobber (-nc) argument and download files a second time. (BZ#475900)
All users of wget should upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these and other bugs, and adds numerous enhancements. For full details of bugs fixed in and features added to Wget between versions 1.10.2 and 1.11.4, refer to the upstream NEWS files available from the Wget website referenced below.

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