| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:15:52 +0000
| From: Cian Davis <davisc at skynet.ie>
| Conor Wynne wrote:
| > I always use curl [ ... ]
| > It has resume features, and seems to always work, even over https.
| You need a version of curl that supports 4GB files - I can't remember
| which version is the one you need. Same with wget - it does support it,
| but you need to have a new version.
| (In fairness, I was reasonably sure that both have supported large files
| for quite a while now)
I've never (knowingly) used curl(1) since wget(1) has
normally worked fine for me. thanks, I'll try to
remember that option for next time. this was, I think,
the first time ‘wget’ failed for a reason that was clearly
‘wget’s fault. (as it happens, despite the flakiness of
browser downloads in general — one reason I usually use
‘wget’ — using FireFox (1.5) worked fine.)
I presume recent ‘wget’ et al. versions have largefile
support. this was using the ‘wget’ that shipped with
SUSE 9.1 (“GNU Wget 1.9.1”), which is a clew _why_ I
was trying to download a more modern distro .... .
very annoyingly, I made two coasters; three, if you count
the initial size-borked version; or four, if you count
the final one, when I switched to DVD+RW media after
watching my stockpile of blank DVD-R's dwindle to the
red line level.†
the second time on the DVD+RW was the charm. I'm not
quite sure what the problem was, possibly the automounter,
which was enabled for all the coasters.
† I've a firm rule to NEVER use the last few recordable
media for anything but CRITICAL recordings (backups),
to allow for a certain amount of coastering whilst,
hopefully, still having the media on which to record
the critical backup.
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