Subject: Re: pkg building and broken FTP sessions
To: John Klos <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/05/2004 17:15:49
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On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 03:14:18AM -0400, John Klos wrote:

> >>So, if ftp doesn't create or if it properly destroys the file after the
> >>error, then pkgsrc would move along to the next ftp / http site.
> >
> >The same problem occurs when the ftp transfer is interrupted with only
> >a partial file transferred.  Maybe there should be a command line option
> >to ftp to "delete any partially downloaded files" or something.
> In the context of fetching files for a pkgsrc build, it would be a simple=
> matter to see if ftp returns an error on exit and have an option about=20
> what to do in case of that error (like delete the distfile, if it exists).

I just use:


and if it can't grab a distfile that matches the checksum, the
distfile obviously changed ;-)


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