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    Default How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    Hi,

    I have a flaky internet connection. So it's important for me to be able to resume partially downloaded files. I would like the YAST software manager to resume downloads of packages where I left off in case of any error. Is this possible? Thanks?

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    Default Re: How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    bummmm wrote:
    > I would like the YAST software manager to resume downloads of
    > packages where I left off in case of any error. Is this possible?



    i don't think so, but it is a good idea (imho): so, why not see if it
    has yet been asked for at features.opensuse.org..

    for, now you might want to learn (from YaST) the packages it want's to
    download, then do so to a local repo using wget (which will resume)..

    will take some setting up and pain, but will work..
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    Default Re: How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    You can also get a plugin called FlashGot for firefox that will allow the use of wget and does it all for you.
    The beauty of wget is that itś reliable and works from either the plugin or from a command line.

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    Default Re: How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    Yikes. This is a major omission. Could there be a hidden zypper option? What about Smart?

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    Default Re: How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    In /etc/zypp/zypp.conf , set
    Code:
    commit.downloadMode = DownloadInHeaps
    That will at least downolad all the packages before installing them so that you are not left with an inconsistent system.

    libzypp uses aria2 which can resume the download, I'm not sure whether that helps: Resume download started by web browsers or another programs

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    Default Re: How to make 11.3 catch partially downloaded packages?

    I don think this is any different in all the major distros. If there is a problem with the download and the install is aborted and you need to start again.

    What we are saying, is that you perhaps do it manually and download and install the packegs from a local source. (wget or similar are standard programs on most linux distros)

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