[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Timeout when download problems occur

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 15 20:03:03 EST 2011

On 16/02/11 09:53, Dan McGee wrote:
> We already set fetchTimeout to 10 seconds, but this does not apply for some
> of the connection setup steps such as connect(). This left us hanging in a
> few places where we would normally be stuck in a system call for an
> indeterminate amount of time.
> This addresses FS#15369, which has grown to include and duplicate several
> other bugs and failures such as specifying a non-existent FTP server, DSL
> disconnections, etc.
> Signed-off-by: Dan McGee<dan at archlinux.org>
> ---

I tested this by the "pull out the internet cable" method.

Before this patch, I got a time out.   After the patch, I got a freeze 
that I can't crtl+c out of:

 > sudo ./src/pacman/pacman -Sy
:: Synchronizing package databases...
  kernel64 is up to date
  testing is up to date
  core is up to date
  extra is up to date
  community-testing is up to date
^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C         228.5K  118.2K/s 00:00:01 
[###########-----------]  53%


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