Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122746
curl missing large file support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
curl does not have Large File Support. curl cannot save/download
files over 2G.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Like wget, LFS will be difficult to implement in curl. It is needed
I selected i386 from the list, but don't see it in the bug report.
LFS is only an issue on 32bit systems.
this is not something that can be solved by a simple option to
(while this is a valid bug, its useful to point out that if you're
receiving/sending a file greater than 2 gigs, you probably shouldn't
be using http/https/ftp)
I was only getting 22 bytes/sec downloading the Fedora Core 2 test3
DVD .iso off of bittorrent :(
So, no, curl wasn't my first choice...
I even tried curl in 2G chunks, but the ftp server was broken and
would allow me to continue a file past the 2G mark. So, I backed up a
few bytes continued just before the 2G mark and let it download the
next 2G. Finally had to settle for the slow torrent feed for the last
100M or so.
Just very frustrating all in all.
er... That should say "would _not_ allow me to continue past the 2G
7.11.x apparently does support large files-- will upgrade to that for
Just want to say "me too". Been trying to download Fedora Core 2 DVD
ISO image ... curl is broke, wget is broke ... trying classic FTP now.
I will definately appreciate the next update.