I'm using this guide (http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/PHP5_installscript) to install a custom version of PHP5.
Unfortunately, it fails while trying to download the "zlib" package from http://zlib.net/zlib-1.2.3.tar.gz. The wget command consistently returns a "no data" or "unexpected EOF" error.
At first I thought that server had gone down or the URL had changed, but I was able to download the package to my own PC without trouble. In the end, I uploaded it myself and commented out the wget command.
But I still have no idea why the download works on my own computer, but not on the DH server.
Edit: And right on cue, the DH server goes down entirely.
Edit2: But that's apparently just a rack switch. I'm on millhouse.