Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 368131
elinks can't handle large files correctly
Last modified: 2008-08-19 06:05:15 EDT
Description of problem:
although elinks seems to download the large F8-x86_64 DVD ISO quite well, it
displays some nonsense about the received bytes and the average speed.
I'll attach a screenshot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. download a large file, p.e. the F8 DVD ISO from a webserver
Created attachment 248971 [details]
screenshot showing the wrong (negative) values for average speed and received bytes
Problem is known upstream for quiet a long (since 09/2004) - as you can see
Milestone is set to future for that bug, so it seems to be too complex to solve
easily - is not working even in latest GIT snapshot. When I tried to start
download from file:///mnt/mirror/... , it just said file too big. When
downloading via ftp, it allowed to start download, so I think correct behaviour
should be that the download will not start.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.
If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
I can't reproduce this bug. I have tested it on i386 and x86_64. So I have some
1. What is your architecture?
2. Is this behavior specific for http protocol? Or server? (I have no access to
3. How large must the file be? Does it display the nonsense immediately after
I can't reproduce this anymore with my current system (elinks-0.11.4-1.fc10)