Download from failed

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 27 18:46:18 GMT 2002

At 12:23 27/11/2002, you wrote:
>Presumably, this has changed recently from a http:// to a ftp:// server.
>Our server reaches the internet via a squid proxy server.
>Hence, we have a line
>         $HttpProxy  = 'x.x.x.x:3128';
>in our f-prot-autoupdate.
>But this isn't used for ftp:// downloads.
>I have solved this by adding a similar $FtpProxy variable
>which is used to set the appropriate environment variable:
>         $ENV{'ftp_proxy'} = $FtpProxy if $FtpProxy;

I have added this to the script.

>The error message is bad:
>         Bad file descriptor ...
>This script should simply exit and shouldn't try to read from a non
>existing file.
>Even better, the script should give some hint, for what reason the get
>command failed.

The error message now includes what it was trying to download, and where
from, so its output should be clearer.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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