matsl at xemacs.org
Fri May 25 17:46:46 EDT 2012
>>>>> Charles G Waldman <Charles> writes:
> I'll download packages manually and try that out. But I wanted to
> report this failure with the integrated package manager. Is this a
> well-known issue?
I'm afraid that it might be that. I don't know whether this is true in
all cases but I think that the ftp-sites are not known to be very
stable. I have also had problems with the ftp client side that might
not work stable. And who uses ftp these days for download?
I've previously announced that I'm looking into improving the package
situation possibly by using another client than ftp, like curl or
wget, even getting libcurl support included in the core. So we could
have http based archives. However I'm afraid I've been busy with other
stuff so much that I have forgotten all about this and I need to start
it all over again if I will find the time for it at all.
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