> 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.