Subject: RE: What to do against "hanging" downloads?
To: Gueven Bay <>
From: De Zeurkous <>
List: pkgsrc-users
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 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 :^)


De Zeurkous

Friggin' Machines!

> Thanks
> Gueven