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Re: Yum .hdr files massive



On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 13:45 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 12:46 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu> wrote:
> > 
> > > If you're not using a site that supports http 1.1 and byte-ranges then
> > > yum will have to download the whole package.
> > 
> > You're grabbing the headers out of the RPM files via byte ranges?
> > Sweet idea.
> 
> Though it would be even sweeter if byte-ranges fail you would start to
> download the whole thing (or at least tell the server that) and break
> the connection when you've read the entire header. Still better than
> downloading the whole thing.
> 

I welcome patches to do just that but you should coordinate with the
urlgrabber authors.

Thanks for volunteering!
-sv



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