Bug #690 Add wget-friendly links to the Download page
Submitted: 20 Jun 2003 2:33 Modified: 24 Jun 2003 13:38
Reporter: Lenz Grimmer Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: MySQL.com Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:
Assigned to: Jim Winstead CPU Architecture:Any

[20 Jun 2003 2:33] Lenz Grimmer
From a user comment on http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Getting_MySQL.html: 
Posted by John Browne on Tuesday June 3 2003, @7:30am 
Do you guys think it would be possible to add some wget-friendly links on the download page? Copying and pasting 
the download links into a terminal for wget results in downloading php content instead of the actual MySQL file. Makes 
it hard for those of us using terminal sessions. 
I must agree - having an intermediate download page similar to the one that SourceForge are using would be 

How to repeat:
Try to download a package from the download pages with wget
[24 Jun 2003 13:38] Jim Winstead
The links on the pick-a-mirror page work just fine with wget, as long as you quote them on the 
command line.

Jim Winstead