freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 876, Issue 9

Tomasz CEDRO tomek at
Mon Mar 29 02:09:52 UTC 2021

On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 3:52 AM wa5qjh <wa5qjh at> wrote:
> It tells you that continuing the download at this time is futile, go do something else. waiting , attempting to download the whole thing again, and it will even if cached and ive watched it download it all again, means you have to spend all that time waiting to see if its going to finish or not. Believe me, Its a big time and (precious) bandwidth waster! I've seen it get to 99% downloaded then declared a file size mismatch and fetch as used, doesn't employ the resume feature so whatever was downloaded last time isn't used the next even if only 2 minutes prior. partial downloads are not cached.
>    I'm rather curious tho, since I'm pretty certain theres a good reason for making the big downloads at or near last, what is it? ( no, seriously, why? not being snarky here or anywhere in this message, honest! no time or patience for that!)
> Gary Corell
>  Ya gotta see time beyond the end of your nose

Then chunks / resume download or "continue" feature like in wget would
be helpful? Have you created a pkg ticked on bugzilla? :-)


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