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

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Tue Feb 16 18:21:51 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.

I used Arch without internet for a while. :-) (-Sp)

Xavier, I am happy to hear that someone uses a slow connection, at
least we have a beta-tester for timeout-related patches. Maybe this
is a good occasion to test fetchTimeout. ;-)


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