Subject: Re: problem with tiff distfile?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/25/2004 15:30:36
On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, Greg Troxel wrote:

> I have long had troubles with that file.  In my case, I use a chain of
> a junkbuster (to work around firewalls), an on-machine squid, zero or
> one intermediate squids, and a final junkbuster (to block ads).
> I use this for both http and ftp.
> The distfile is normally over ftp, and I find that fetching it over
> http gets it wrong (crlf issues, and I forget the details).  I suspect
> that the file has crlf in it and is normally fetched in binary mode,
> but that the http proxy translates it to/from wrong, but I never
> figured it out.
> Your problem is different, but may have the same underlying crlf
> confusion.

This is why there's at least one download site available by each of HTTP 
and FTP.

FAILOVER_FETCH may be useful here.

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