[Yum-devel] yum/urlgrabber needs

Ryan Tomayko rtomayko at naeblis.cx
Thu Jan 6 12:34:24 UTC 2005

On Jan 6, 2005, at 12:01 AM, seth vidal wrote:
> Michael, Ryan,
>  I've got a couple of requests I was wondering if you could spend a
> little time testing/patching etc?
> 1. what is left to do to make regets work w/yum?

I wasn't aware of any remaining issues on the urlgrabber side. I 
thought Michael had regets working nicely? I can look into it if 
Michael doesn't jump in.

> 2. where were we on making urlgrabber deal reasonably well with http
> servers not capable of byte-ranges or dain-bramaged proxies?

There's this:


That should fix FTP servers without support for byte-ranges. The fixes 
were committed to urlgrabber CVS around 2004-12-12. I don't think I 
ever followed up with you on getting that into a yum release.

As for HTTP, I'm pretty sure the solution will be very similar to the 
FTP fix above. Any ideas on configuring apache to reject ranges? A 
quick googling didn't turn up anything. Or possibly a few troublesome 
public servers people have run into that I could test on? I should be 
able to have something fairly quick if I can get at a server that is 
easy to break.

- Ryan

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