Roonbridge fails to update with "bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file" error

Roon Core Machine

not relevant but docker.

Networking Gear & Setup Details

maybe relevant: asus router

Connected Audio Devices

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Number of Tracks in Library

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Description of Issue

Roonbridge (on linux, but I can imagine windows could run into this as well) fails to update with “bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file” error which is caused by failing “curl -O http://…” download. The resulting file is indeed not an archive but the html output, with main message:
meta HTTP-EQUIV=“REFRESH” content=“0; url=

where the blocked ip is internal router address.

Now is the question: is my router blocking this curl request due to security? When doing this request with curl -O https://… the archive is downloaded fine.
Would it not be more secure to use https anyway, or will we run into certificate issues…?

syslog of router entry:
kernel: *** ERROR: [send_redir_page:614] # redir_url=

Roon are making some backend changes affecting DNS and domain names. The curl command is failing because it can’t handle a redirect. Re-download the easy installer script as it should be updated to include the -L switch, i.e., follow redirection.

Hi, just tried that. Had to change the http url to https as well… (and by the way: the -L does not make a difference. Left it out using https…)

Ok, weird. Another player, also moode, same version, roonbridge same previous version, had no trouble updating…

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