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bug#21032: package.el acts pecularly


From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: bug#21032: package.el acts pecularly
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:06:23 +0100


On Jul 12, 2015 3:28 AM, "Stefan Monnier" <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > The 404 error is so well known that I'm not too worried about confusing the
> > user.
>
> No, 404 is not well-known enough.  I for one have no idea which kind of
> error this is (other than "the host itself was OK since got a reply, but
> the file part of the URL lead to some kind of problem", and I wouldn't
> assume every user to know that much).

Actually, I think in that instance it was the server part that led to the problem. However, I _think_ package.el (or url.el) doesn't have the information to say that. That is, we would get the same error whether it's an issue in the server part or the file part, wouldn't we?

Anyway, like I said, I'm fine with improving the error message. I just meant I prefer the message to still say 404 somewhere (or whatever the error code was).


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