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From "Eric Crahen" <eric.crahen.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: if network is down ...
Date Tue, 29 May 2007 15:27:55 GMT
Having an auto-detect that eventually worked would be somewhat handy, even
if slow eventually something good would happen. I'm envisioning sitting a
bus somewhere and typing something like "ant -Divy.offline=true" to by pass
the autodetection and head right to the cache.


On 5/22/07, Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:
>
> jeff wrote:
> > a request from another user ...
> >
> > they are asking if there is a way to make ivy:install use from cache
> only ... for example, network goes down. in this case, ivy:install fails ...
> but the data is in the cache so theoretically it could just warn the user.
> >
> > not even sure if this question makes sense ... ?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> We've discussed this a bit.
>
> one problem is that,there's lots of interesting ways for the remote
> server to be unreachable. It may be the server is not reachable, it
> could be the proxy playing up, DNS down etc. More subtly, your
> laptop/site may be live, while the rest of the network is 'partitioned'
>   and so you need to handle having some repositories reachable but
> others not, which is something you may want in your ivysettings.xml file.
>
> This stuff is hard to test -look how badly java6 behaves when reverse
> DNS fails, or proxy servers stop responding. You can always recognise
> applications written on well-managed networks by how they fail in the
> uncontrolled chaos of consumer home LANs...
>
> -steve
>
>
>


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- Eric

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