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bug #40037: Retry should handle ftpmirror.gnu.org 302's to offline mirrors better

Submitted by:  Dan Kegel <dankegel>
Submitted on:  Sun 15 Sep 2013 09:11:18 PM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Dan Kegel Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.13.4 Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  No
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Sun 15 Sep 2013 09:11:18 PM UTC, original submission:

Using wget-1.14 from homebrew on macosx.

Today, I executed the command
wget http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/libsigsegv/libsigsegv-2.10.tar.gz

This failed after 20 tries as follows:

Resolving ftpmirror.gnu.org...
Connecting to ftpmirror.gnu.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://ftp.wayne.edu/pub/gnu/libsigsegv/libsigsegv-2.10.tar.gz [following]
--2013-09-15 11:04:43-- http://ftp.wayne.edu/pub/gnu/libsigsegv/libsigsegv-2.10.tar.gz
Resolving ftp.wayne.edu...
Connecting to ftp.wayne.edu||:80... failed: Operation timed out.

--2013-09-15 11:05:59-- (try: 2) http://ftp.wayne.edu/pub/gnu/libsigsegv/libsigsegv-2.10.tar.gz
Connecting to ftp.wayne.edu||:80... failed: Operation timed out.
Giving up.

It would be nicer for the user if upon each retry it
did the original fetch. That would give wget a better
chance of succeeding when fetching from a round robin
redirector that has bad mirrors in its list.

Dan Kegel <dankegel>


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