Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125064
elinks can't download files greater than 2GiB regardless of FS large file support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
Description of problem:
Links can't download files over 2GiB, although the filesystem will
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find file greater than 2GB to download
2. Try it.
Fails with "File size limit exceeded"
Not to fail.
RHAS can cope fine with files over 2GiB, but I'm guessing that LFS
(large file support) was not compiled into this elinks package.
This is as cribbed from various google searches, the best result of
which was this page: http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html
(don't knock it cos it's SuSe :> ). If that isn't the reason, I don't
know what is, but it's a damn pain as I'm downloading backup dumps of
29GB and getting nowhere (and can't use wget as the d/l is the reuslt
of a POST form submit, and I don't have X for graphical browsers).
A fixed package has been built for Fedora development, and will appear
in a future release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Thanks for the report.
Wow. In that case, could you please share the patch for large files
support with us? :)
(We would be very grateful for you reporting bugs in the software
itself to the upstream anyway...)
Just add '$(getconf LFS_CFLAGS)' to CFLAGS when you build. :-)