I've recently set up an ArchLinux system at work and added the ArchHaskell repo. This is far from the first time I do this. I have a number of systems where it's worked just fine, but this last time it did not. The signed repo database file, which is a gzipped tar-ball on the server, arrives as a straight tar-ball on my system. This of course prevents
pacman's signature checking.
The strange this is that the other repo databases, e.g.
[core], do arrive gzipped just like they should!
I've tried downloading the same file using
curl -O, in both cases the file also arrives un-gzipped!
As far as I can judge the only difference between my machines where I don't have this behaviour, and the one where I do, is that they are on different networks (i.e. at home vs. at work). I haven't had a chance to move the work system onto a different network yet, but I thought I'd ask this question even before doing that.
What on earth could explain this strange behaviour?
- On my work system this one, out of 4,
pacmanrepo databases arrives un-gzipped.
- It arrives un-gzipped when using
- It does not arrive un-gzipped on ArchLinux systems on other networks.