Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
4.1-STABLE - fetch now going just fine2 August 2000
If you read my article on Upgrading to
4.1-STABLE - things to watch out for, you'll know that I, and a few otheres, had
problems with fetch. This problem has been fixed. Thank you Dag-Erling
Smorgrav for providing the fix. Keep reading and I'll show you how I fixed the
ASSUMPTION: I'm assuming you didn't do a make clean after your last build
world. If you did, I'm not sure if these instructions will work for you. I
recommend instead, that you cvsup, then build world. See The make-world script for how I do this.
Fetch the code
Now this may be a problem if your fetch is broken. If is it, you can
always grab my 4.0-STABLE version of fetch from my website. It is available at [sorry that file is no longer available].
If you get that file, you should
move it file to /usr/bin
mv fetch fetch.doesnotwork
mv fetch.4.0-stable fetch
Then fetch should work.
Then you should grab the fixed source code, after first saving the original.
mv http.c http.c.4.1-stable.original
First, save your old fetch, just in case things go wrong:
cp fetch fetch.which.works
If you followed the instructions above for fetching http.c, then here's how
I compiled fetch:
Then your fetch should work correctly.
I notice that the original 4.1-STABLE version (which caused the problem)
reported that the -b and -t options were deprecated. The fixed version does not do
this. In other words, I'm still using, and must use fetch -b to obtain my files.
you are happy with how everything is working, I'd delete the backups you made: