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Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Issues with Metalink support

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Issues with Metalink support
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:07:28 +0100

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> wrote:
> Darshit Shah <address@hidden> writes:
>> I was trying to download a large ISO (>4GB) through a metalink file.
>> The first thing that struck me was: The file is first downloaded to
>> /tmp and then moved to the location.
>> Is there any specific reason for this? I understand that downloading
>> partial files to /tmp , stitching them and then moving them to the
>> actual download location might be good on I/O. But, a very popular
>> case in such scenarios is when /tmp is not large enough to store the
>> file, but I have enough capacity in the location where I'm trying to
>> store it.
> I am not familiar with the metalink code as well and I don't know if
> there is any better reason for this behaviour, but if the reason is only
> because of an optimization then we shouldn't do this.
Yeah, I agree. This part needs changing. Also, we need to test the
stability of Wget. Can't have it segfaulting on every failure.

The progress output is very complex and unreadable too. I think I'll
make a Wiki page based on all the things that need changing in

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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