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Re: [PATCH] gnulib-tool: Fallback to wget when rsync fails

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnulib-tool: Fallback to wget when rsync fails
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:06:32 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 12:22:54PM +0200, Mathieu Anquetin wrote:
> Current implementation only tries to rsync PO files when rsync is
> installed on the host. In case of error, no files are downloaded even
> if they are available. This leads to bootstrap problems for hosts
> that lie behind a restrictive firewall.
> This patch always tries to rsync by default, falling back to wget if
> an error occurs.
> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Anquetin <address@hidden>

Looking at wget(1), I'm a little surprised that the selected options
appear to avoid clobbering files whose names conflict.  I would have
expected that we'd want to overwrite them, to get the fresher version.
But the existing wget invocation does the same thing, so maybe it's

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