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Re: Yum .hdr files massive



On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 12:26 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> 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.

And that are ...?

[...]
nils gibraltar:~> rpm -qf /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/urlgrabber
yum-2.1.6-1
[...]

> Thanks for volunteering!

I'll add that to the list of things I want to do when I have the time
;-P.

Nils
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