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Re: Downloading problems - either won't D/L at all or truncates over 1MB
- From: soren_andersen at fastmail dot fm
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: "$Bill Luebkert" <dbe at wgn dot net>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 03:10:55 -0500
- Subject: Re: Downloading problems - either won't D/L at all or truncates over 1MB
On 10 Jan 2002 at 10:06, Robert Collins wrote:
> Ah, magic word.. firewall.
> > I've had problems like this before that I got around by D/L'ing to a faster
> > site (my ISP on the backbone) and then D/L'ing from there to my
> > dialup PC.
> > The amount of data that I need to do this with this time would make it a
> > hassle to do for this situation, but I will if I can't resolve it any other way.
> If you've had problems like this before, take a clue: Your environment
> is broken. Before I got ADSL I routinely downloaded 20-30Mb files on a
> 33.6 modem.
I am not behind a firewall but have also had various problems similar to some of
those reported by $Bill: servers that hung, file downloads that were reported by
setup.exe during the install phase as "incomplete," and so on. Not the specific file size
limit problem $Bill is reporting, I need to add to be precise.
How I have handled the obstacles I have experienced --since I believed that they
were apparently "endemic" to the Cygwin setup system as it is currently designed --
was just to perservere -- sometimes losing hours of time in the process -- until I could
finally get a good setup run.
The most recent setup.exe is a major improvement in terms of clarity, I gave a huge
sigh of relief and wanted to stand up and cheer when I saw the totally new heirarchical
display style. That part of what's been accomplished is just great. I believe that
problems may exist on the server network side or with the programming involved in
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