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Bug 682610

Summary: sys-apps/portage: FETCHCOMMAND should fallback to wget --user-agent "Mozilla"
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Pacho Ramos <pacho>
Component: CoreAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2019-04-05 17:14:29 UTC
Some servers are sometimes returning 403: Forbidden to requests from wget/curl..., as a consequence, even if people can normally download SRC_URI with a browser, portage fails.

Maybe one option would be to pass --user-agent "Mozilla" to wget (that fixes the issue in the cases I have seen), at least as a fallback it would be useful