[arch-general] pacman seems to leak ftp connections

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 18 00:21:01 EDT 2010

On 18/08/10 12:07, Alexander Duscheleit wrote:
> Hi,
> since I upgraded to pacman 3.4.0 I notice a strange behavior in the way
> pacman integrates with my local mirror server. First, pacman opens a new
> ftp connection for every download, which spams the logs a lot. Second,
> pacman doesn't seem to close those connections either at all, or at
> least not in a timely fashion. This results in pacman not being able to
> download more than a hand full of packages before my ftp won't let it
> connect anymore. The server-log says:
> Aug 18 00:42:38 titan proftpd[4666]: titan.huntemann.uni-oldenburg.de -
> MaxInstances (30) reached, new connection denied
> over and over while pacman switches to the next mirror for every
> download.
> The pacman frontend clyde exhibits the same behavior, so I suspect the
> culprit is somewhere in libalpm. Pacman prior to 3.4.0 did not show
> this behavior and all downloads worked fine.

This bug has been reported: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/20371

However, no-one appears to have investigated whether this was 
libarchive's fault or libalpm's.


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