unable to download i368 dvd iso file using rsync

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Nov 16 08:16:22 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 16 November 2004 02:49, BuyLinuxDVD wrote:
>Anyone heard of rsync doing a negative percentage download?!
>I am using rsync to download FC3 DVD iso, and it now shows the
> status as : FC3-i386-DVD.iso
>2035310933 (-111%)
>The dir listing of
> rsync.mirrorservice.org::download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linu
>x/core/3/i386/iso/ shows: Note the negative file size for DVD iso!
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>----------- drwxr-xr-x 512 2004/11/04 .
>-rw-r--r-- -1828556800 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-DVD.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 589832192 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc1.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 589844480 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc2.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 589815808 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc3.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 589817856 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc4.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 646987776 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-disc1.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 668520448 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-disc2.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 667498496 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-disc3.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 404764672 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-disc4.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 79908864 2004/11/04 FC3-i386-rescuecd.iso
>-rw-r--r-- 791 2004/11/04 MD5SUM
>OS is WinXP. Here is the screen snap shot.
>rsync -vPz --stats
> rsync.mirrorservice.org::download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linu
>x/core/3/i386/iso/FC3-i386-DVD.iso FC3-i386-DVD.iso Welcome to the
> UK Mirror Service
>More information can be found at our web site:
> http://www.mirrorservice.org/ Please send comments or questions to
> help at mirrorservice.org
>The UK Mirror Service will now be operating permanently from
>mirrorservice.org. If you have bookmarks, automated systems or
> mirror site listings pointing to the UK Mirror Service, please
> ensure they use our new domain name.
>2035310933 (-111%)
>Looks like this problem is with every rsync mirror in North America
> that has the i386 dvd iso file. I dont know about other servers
> though.
>Why is this happening and how do I correct it?
>Is all my download wasted?
>Anyone else run into same problem?
>I rsync'ed FC3 CD ISO files with no problems.
>I have entered a bug :
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...g.cgi?id=139474. but I am
> hoping someone will provide a solution sooner on this mailing list
> so I can resume and  complete my dvd download
>Thanks for your response,

Strange as it may seem, it appears that someplace in that windows 
lashup is a 2GB filesize limitation messing with your displayed 
values.  I have had no similar problems using linux to effect the 
downloads.  With rsync or wget, I've used both.

Cheers, Gene
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