Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 670241
wget does not return valid error code for a timeout.
Last modified: 2013-03-12 04:13:00 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
I am sorry, but it is now too late in the RHEL-5 release cycle.
RHEL-5.10 (the next RHEL-5 minor release) is going to be the first
production phase 2  release of RHEL-5. Since phase 2 we'll be addressing
only security and critical issues I am closing this bug as WONTFIX.
Note that newer versions of wget (in RHEL6) don't have this issue.
If you really think this issue should be fixed in RHEL5 anyway feel
free to reopen the Bug.