SDL2_image-2.0.1.tar.gz Download Format

Hey all, long time user, first time poster.

I’ve got a bit of a problem with the download of SDL2_image, from the location:

Was working fine, using a wget and then I have a script with “tar -xvzf” to extract the archive, no problems at all, until last Friday. When I ran this script again.

Now, the file is downloaded but one receives the message that the archive is not a valid “gz” format file. Clearly the z parameter is causing the problem, but the archive is “gz” its own filename intimates it’s a gzip format.

Checking manually, it’s not, the archive is now only a TAR.… tar -xvf… works fine to extract it, it simply appears that file is no longer a zip any longer.

Now this caused me consternation as my script failed, but now the SDL2_image library download is ~28mb, burning your website bandwidth.

If we could get the file back as an archive, my script would be happy, and your bandwidth use would be lowered - at least for that file :slight_smile:

Confirmed. It’s not gzip compressed.

$ file SDL2_image-2.0.1.tar.gz
SDL2_image-2.0.1.tar.gz: POSIX tar archive

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