Subject: Re: package interuptus
To: gkrall <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/14/2000 00:01:55
On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, gkrall wrote:
> I've noticed that if I start a pkg_add command and that pkg depends on
> other pkgs, and if the modem drops line some where on the 2nd or 3rd
> dependent 5meg pkg I loose & have to start over.  Is there a way to
> resume a stalled pkg_add command so that time/bandwidth isn't wasted? 

Nope, sorry.

> I've successfully reget an ftp item before and wondered if there was an
> analog in the package system?  Since pkg_add uses anon ftp could this
> functionallity be added by tracking whats been DL'ed (and what the temp
> file name is) and issuing a reget type command in the pkg that didn't
> complete?

No, because we pipe the downloaded package immediately into a "tar vxf -"
to not waste the diskspace for holding the pkg twice.

 - Hubert

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