File upload doesn't work

Steven Pritchard steve at
Sat Apr 1 21:51:34 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 07:19:56PM -0600, I wrote:
> So I take it I'm the only one seeing something like this?
>   $ make new-sources FILES=celestia-1.4.1.tar.gz
>   Checking : celestia-1.4.1.tar.gz on
>   ERROR: could not check remote file status
>   make: *** [new-sources] Error 255

So it turns out that if I ran curl manually, I'd get something like

  * getaddrinfo(3) failed for
  * Couldn't resolve host ''
  * Closing connection #0
  curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host ''

Name resolution seemed to be working fine, but I also noticed that yum
was failing also.  To make a long story short, the glibc update last
week seemed to be having fits over my (ancient) /etc/nsswitch.conf.
Replacing that with a vanilla copy fixed everything.


Steven Pritchard - K&S Pritchard Enterprises, Inc.
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