[Distutils] Sourceforge changed HTML again...
ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Jan 19 05:23:45 CET 2006
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> I checked what the NetBSD "pkgsrc" system does, and it uses the fact
> that there is a .dl.sourceforge.net subdomain for mirrors. I
> investigated further and found that dl.sourceforge.net is a round-robin
> (or random?) DNS for each of the mirrors in the subdomain, so there's a
> simple transformation from the user-visible download pages to the actual
> download address. You can see this in the new fix_sf_url() function I
> added to setuptools.package_index.
I just got a Connection Refused error, but it worked on the second try.
As I remember, the port system typically has a set of links, and
frequently fails over from one link to the next, so I expect that this
error should be expected. When it is encountered, setuptools should
just try again until it works. I have noticed in the past that SF
mirrors go up and down quite frequently, probably too fast for DNS to
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