Release Engineering

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FS#18658 - AIF hangs while downloading packages

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by xybre (xybre) - Friday, 12 March 2010, 18:54 GMT
Last edited by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Sunday, 18 April 2010, 16:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category AIF
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2009.08
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I'm not sure of the cause, but perhaps the mirror server hiccups thereby causing a download failure even after several packages have been successfully downloaded. However AIF does not recover from this error at all, it just hangs.

`du -s /mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg` confirms that no further downloads are taking place. AIF can be exited with ctrl+c and restarted, however you will have to begin download packages from nothing every time this occurs. Changing mirrors did not alleviate the problem. MY local network has had a stable, uninterrupted connection the the internet the entire time I was attempting to install Arch.

I experienced this using the net install ISO in VirtualBox.

The solution to bug #16277 would likely solve the symptoms of this bug as well:
1. notifying the user of current download speeds and when downloads halt
2. allowing a user to choose a new mirror and restart a failed download

If there is another underlying problem in the download script that causes it to halt then this should be fixed as well.
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Closed by  Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Sunday, 18 April 2010, 16:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#16277