Subject: 'make fetch' and partial downloads
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/19/2001 11:17:51
	If 'make fetch' fails part way through a download we are left with
	a partial file which breaks the checksum and has to be manually
	removed before continuing.

	What do people think about changing the 'make fetch' target to
	download to a temporary file and rename after download is
	complete? Would we want to use a fixed name per distfile
	(eg: ${distfile}.downloading)?

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --