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bug#21784: cannot install icecat!

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: bug#21784: cannot install icecat!
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:20:19 +0200

On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:30:39 +0000
"-=}\\*/{=-" <address@hidden> wrote:

> starting download of
> `/gnu/store/0d7xnp3nji2mi4cw4jmd3mzbpija9a5a-xz-5.0.4.tar.gz' from `
> http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-5.0.4.tar.gz'...
> ERROR: download failed "http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-5.0.4.tar.gz"; 403
> "Forbidden"
> failed to download
> "/gnu/store/0d7xnp3nji2mi4cw4jmd3mzbpija9a5a-xz-5.0.4.tar.gz" from "
> http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-5.0.4.tar.gz";
> builder for
> `/gnu/store/1y6b3ar37ff4q16714m77d56giv01cr5-xz-5.0.4.tar.gz.drv' failed to
> produce output path
> `/gnu/store/0d7xnp3nji2mi4cw4jmd3mzbpija9a5a-xz-5.0.4.tar.gz'

from tukaani.org/xz:


Availability of .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files of certain old XZ Utils versions
have been temporary suspended because they are consume too much of the web
hosting bandwidth quota. The files will be restored in November 2015, but
further changes may be needed if the problem persist. Sorry for the

It would be nice if developers of source-based distributions had their own
mirrors from where the users' computers would download the source packages.
It's not good if a package manager on every user's machine downloads the
source package from the upstream site. 

If we didn't need xz to unpack the tarball we could switch it. 5.0.4 is
pretty old, is that for the bootstrap?

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