wget of 3.0b1 dl url gets you the win32 exe file

RESOLVED INVALID

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www.mozilla.org
Thunderbird
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Magnus Melin, Unassigned)

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10 years ago
Trying to download beta1 with wget using the download page will get you the win32 exe file instead.

wget http://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-3.0b1&os=linux&lang=en-US

This works fine downloading with the browser, but it seems there's some guessing that's trying to be too smart there...
You're missing the quotes around the URL, making this a simple case of PEBKAC. ;)

You should be doing this instead:
wget "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-3.0b1&os=linux&lang=en-US"

You can't just wget <bouncer url> because of the ampersands in the URL, which make wget fork to the background after the first &, which means you're really only saying "wget http://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-3.0b1", which defaults to win32 and en-US because of the lack of other parameters.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Updated

5 years ago
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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