Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79367
ftp client: runique on stops mget from working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
Description of Problem:
The ftp client does not support the combination of 'runique' and
'mget' as stated in the man pages. If runique is turned on during an ftp session, 'mget' fails to get
anything. However, 'get' will get the file and rename it with a ".1" (or appropriate
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
whatever comes with RedHat 7.1 and 7.3 by default
1. FTP to a site with some files to get
2. Turn on runique (ftp> runique)
Attempt to do an mget (ftp> mget *)
4. No files will be transferred.
5. Turn runique off (ftp>
6. Attempt to do an mget (ftp> mget *)
7. All matching files will be transferred
Turn runique off again
8. Try 'get' and it will get the specified file (ftp> get filename)
Try 'get' again and it will get the file and rename it with a .1 (ftp> get filename)
Mget does not transfer files with runique on but works fine with runique
mget should get all the matching filenames and rename them with a
suffix if .## (such as .1) when runique is turned on.
I tried this
in SuSE Linux 7.3 and it has the same problem.
Is this /usr/bin/ftp or /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp?
This is /usr/bin/ftp
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Fedora Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.
Closing as "not a bug" for now.
Tested with the same result in RedHat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server
2.1. If runique is enabled, mget does not function.
Please have a look at
This package should fix the problem.
Please remeber that this is a test package, which might be pushed out as an
update package later if the fixes are ok.
Tested the linked update (ftp-0.17-12.1.3.i386.rpm) on RHEL AS 2.1 and it fixes
This bug was fixed by Thomas Woerner <email@example.com> on 2004-12-07
It is a patch netkit-ftp-0.17-runique_mget.patch.
This 'bug' does not occure in FEDOR CORE 4.