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Re: Problem with downloading FC3t3

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:29:03 +0100
Sharon Kimble <sharonm63 tiscali co uk> wrote:

> Paul Howarth wrote:
> > Sharon Kimble wrote:
> >> I've just spent about 18 hours downloading the Fedora Core 3 test 3 DVD
> >> using wget, and its just died on me when it reached a file size of 2gb
> >> with an error message of 'File size limit exceeded'.
> >> 
> >> How can I get round this please so that I can get the DVD and test FC3?
> > 
> > What type of filesystem were you trying to download it onto?
> > 
> > An ext2/ext3 filesystem will have no problem with such a large file, but a
> > VFAT filesystem will.
> > 
> Sheesh Paul, that was quick! :))
> Just into my home folder which is the fedora default filesystem, ?ext3?
> Sharon.

Hi all,

FYI: this is not a filesystem problem, but a problem in wget.
You can not download files > 2 GB with the standard wget.
The version in rawhide/development has this problem fixed.
See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123524

Alternatively you can use ncftp as your ftp download client:
ncftp works fine with > 2 GB files.

	Rob van Nieuwkerk

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