Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50887
rpm with FTP URL fails against servers w/o SIZE cmd
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
rpm -i ftp://server/bla will fail when the server's ftpd doesn't
support the SIZE command. Noticed when attempting to use Solaris 7
as an RH7.1 RPM server (using stock in.ftpd on Sun Solaris).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build anon-ftp server on Sun Solaris 7 system following ftpd man page.
2. On RH7.1 system run: rpm -ihvv
(example package name- doesn't matter)
Actual Results: rpm -ihvv
D: counting packages to install
D: found 1 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: logging into solaris7.mayo.edu as ftp, pw (username)
D: ... as /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.S8pZL1
D: failed to open
transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
D: retrieved 0 packages
Expected Results: Package install....
Real-world example of Linux not playing well with other Unix boxes.
While this could be solved by installing wu-ftp on the solaris box,
I shouldn't have to do that just to serve RPMs...
*** Bug 17346 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50741 ***
I have no idea how this is a duplicate of 50741. This bug refers to RPM's usage
of the SIZE command within FTP while bug 50741 is a problem with which UID/GID
a mail package uses. Either the duplicate bug ID was typo'ed or there needs
to be some comment added as to how these two seemingly unrelated bugs
Sorry, my dyslexia.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 57041 ***