Using conditional GET or wget timestamping for the catalog files

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Mon Oct 28 20:13:59 CET 2013

Hi Peter,

Am 28.10.2013 um 19:45 schrieb Peter Bonivart <bonivart at>:
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński
> <maciej at> wrote:
>> 2013/10/28 Peter Bonivart <bonivart at>:
>>> Option -O is used all over unfortunately.
>> Is it more "-O happens to be used" or "-O must be used by design"?
> From taking a quick look at the code section where catalogs are
> fetched it seems to be a case of "download to catalog.tmp, check if
> ok, if so rename to catalog, otherwise we still have the old catalog".
> I guess one could do it the other way around, rename current catalog
> first, download without -O, check and rename back if not successful.
> It's also used to download to another location than current work dir,
> so -O sets an absolute path like "/var/opt/csw/pkgutil/catalog....".
> That could be worked around by changing current work dir.

Yes, but the dates must be preserved during copying. Maybe --force
should ignore the timestamping on -U ?

Best regards

  -- Dago

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