[PC-BSD Testing] just an idea

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Nov 9 05:45:49 PST 2011


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On 11/09/2011 01:36, Lars Engels wrote:
> 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."
>
>


That sounds doable, I'll take a look at adding some flag like that :)

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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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