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Ticket UUID: c0b3685097f02f6486a530e11ae1121550df8853
Title: Download link redirects to download page
Status: Closed Type: Website_Problem
Severity: Minor Priority: Low
Subsystem: Website Resolution: Works_As_Designed
Last Modified: 2013-04-01 20:02:01
Version Found In: Any
User Comments:
anonymous added on 2013-03-31 02:20:41:
When trying to download the following link from an Ubuntu Server Linux box using WGET, you only get a short text file that informs you that the download will begin in N seconds.  This makes it impossible to download the archive from Linux using WGET, which again means one has to download it to a desktop box (as Lynx also refuses to handle the link), ftp it to the Linux box, and then work on.  This is really a pain - especially when you are trying to document the procedure.

http://system.data.sqlite.org/downloads/1.0.84.0/sqlite-netFx-source-1.0.84.0.zip

So please avoid those nasty "The download will begin in N seconds" pages :-)  And, yes, I don't even know if I need the above package on my Linux box, but it is more the principle of it - don't make life hard on those who try to download.

By the way, couldn't you provide pre-compiled managed assemblies for Linux?  Again, I only found out that I needed SQLite a few minutes ago and therefore don't know if that is a stupid suggestion :-)

Sincerely,
Mikael Lyngvig

mistachkin added on 2013-04-01 20:02:01:
This behavior is by design.