Bug#658616: wget is unable to use IPv4 addresses for IPv6-capable servers
I file this on Squeeze version as this bug has been present for a long time.
However, for some odd reason (maybe related to freebsd-utils update?) this
has begun breaking Debian GNU/kFreeBSD installs.
On a pure IPv4 network with no IPv6 routing, GNU wget obtains IPv6 address
from host, and since it's unusable it falls back to IPv4 one:
$ LANG=C wget http://ftp.nl.debian.org/ -O /dev/null
--2012-02-04 15:21:01-- http://ftp.nl.debian.org/
Resolving ftp.nl.debian.org (ftp.nl.debian.org)... 2001:610:1908:a000::149:21, 22.214.171.124
Connecting to ftp.nl.debian.org (ftp.nl.debian.org)|2001:610:1908:a000::149:21|:80... failed: No route to host.
Connecting to ftp.nl.debian.org (ftp.nl.debian.org)|126.96.36.199|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: `/dev/null'
0K ..... 49.1K=0.1s
2012-02-04 15:21:02 (49.1 KB/s) - `/dev/null' saved 
Buxybox wget, however, stops here and fails:
$ busybox wget http://ftp.nl.debian.org/ -O /dev/null
Connecting to ftp.nl.debian.org ([2001:610:1908:a000::149:21]:80)
wget: can't connect to remote host: No route to host
I'm unsure why this didn't break D-I before.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.1-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages busybox depends on:
ii libc0.1 2.11.2-10+kthr Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
busybox recommends no packages.
busybox suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information