[PC-BSD Testing] just an idea

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Tue Nov 8 22:36:32 PST 2011

On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 06:20:53PM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> On 11/8/11 6:00 PM, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > on the Updating system page it could really do with a button that 
> > says "kick download".
> >
> > sometimes if your tcp session gets somehow disturbed by intermediate 
> > routers the download just stalls and doesn't pick up again.
> >
> > since the downloads are apparently restartable forcing a restart 
> > might sometimes save a lot of time.
> btw how DO we restart it?  I have tried 3 times to update and it's
> talled each time.. I end up having to kill the session and starting from
> scratch but usually something happens before I can complete.
> currently it's stuck at 62%.

I think that pc-updatemanager or pbi_update should use the "-a" switch
to fetch(1). From its manpage:
"-a    Automatically retry the transfer upon soft failures."

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