Subject: RE: What to do against "hanging" downloads?
To: Gueven Bay <email@example.com>
From: De Zeurkous <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/2007 07:39:36
On Wed, October 31, 2007 07:34, Gueven Bay wrote:
> I am building now the guide (/usr/pkgsrc/doc/guide) and in this
> process bash is built for which patches are downloaded. The system
> tries to download from ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de the bash32-01 to
> bash32-1x patches, but every time it is stuck at this step
> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||15323|)
> The system waits for two or three minutes then he downloads this
> little patch which takes some seconds.
> What can I do to avoid these "hanging" downloads, please?
What I've done personally is write a wrapper around lftp(1) that sets some
timeouts prior to initiating the download; not sure if there's a 'proper'
way to do it...
...and no, you can't have the wrapper, it's written in shext and I'm not
releasing that yet :^)