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wget-1.19.4 released [stable]

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: wget-1.19.4 released [stable]
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:33:56 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20171215

We would like to announce GNU Wget 1.19.4.

This is a bug fix version that fixes a major bug with v1.19.3.
With v1.19.3 Wget would request the origin server for a gzip compressed
document. However, due to a logic bug, it would never decompress it for the
user. This caused almost all downloads to break.

As it turns out, implementing gzip support is not trivial; especially in the
face of many buggy servers that we have to support. Hence, for the time being,
connection compression support has been marked as experimental and disabled by


Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

e044d97067298662a277986b58a42211  wget-1.19.4.tar.gz
cace624a5edc6168557d9507903cb794111aa9d4  wget-1.19.4.tar.gz

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify wget-1.19.4.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 2A1743EDA91A35B6

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.


* Changes in Wget 1.19.4

* A major bug that caused GZip'ed pages to never be decompressed has been fixed

* Support for Content-Encoding and Transfer-Encoding have been marked as
  experimental and disabled by default

On behalf of the maintainers of GNU Wget,
Darshit Shah
PGP Fingerprint: 7845 120B 07CB D8D6 ECE5 FF2B 2A17 43ED A91A 35B6

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