> But i am curious.  If patches exist, why have they not been merged
> into the 'vanilla' wget?  Seems this is a very requested feature, and
> an often encountered bug...

   I am not familiar with wget developers, but I suppose they are
currently busy with other projects. The beauty of free source software
is that in such a situation users do not need to wait when the
software developers will make fixes. I guess wget developers
would like to make large file support in a portable way, which is
much more difficult than to make it for three specific platforms.
Anyway, redhat team is currently testing my LFS patch together with
a bunch of their other patches (bug 123524), so we can expect that
Fedora Core 3 will have wget with large file support.


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