[pacman-dev] bug: pacman giving up too fast downloading

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 18:07:16 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Paul Dufresne <dufresnep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I have lots of errors while downloading packages with pacman,
> and almost never while downloading files from Shiretoko Firefox.
> I have tried many mirrors, that's the same for each.
> Oh... I use a 56k modem (Intel 536EP Data Fax modem).
> But even while downloading in Firefox, it sometimes give me the
> feeling it has stopped downloading for about 40 secs... while pacman
> seems to give up after about 20 secs.
> I did not tried yet to download with wget or curl (does pacman use one
> of them?).
> Is there a constant I could change in the code, and rebuild it?... I
> did not download the code of pacman yet.

Using arch with a 56k modem is called masochism :)

Seriously, I would never do that, I would just get a dvd of a linux
distribution that already contains a lot of software.

If that doesn't make any sense.. well, curl and wget are indeed known
to behave more nicely than libfetch with crap connections.

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