lftp 4.9.0-2

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epa.gov
Wed Jan 22 21:15:00 GMT 2020

lftp 4.9.0-2 is now available in Cygwin. This is a Cygwin-only update that
tries to fix a segmentation fault some users are seeing in the previous
release, 4.9.0-1[1].

The bug appears to happen only on hosts that aren't IPv6-enabled. The fix
was helpfully contributed by Henry S. Thompson[2]. Thank you, Henry.

I haven't been able to test the patch, since the problem doesn't occur on
any of my hosts. Since version 4.9.0-1 seems to be partly or completely
broken for many users, rather than wait I decided to go ahead and release
this new, patched version to see if it fixes the problem.

Please test this new release, and report on the Cygwin list if the problem
is fixed for you. 

lftp is a sophisticated file transfer program and ftp/http/bittorrent
client. It supports multiple network protocols.  It offers tab completion,
command history, job control, and bookmarks. It can mirror sites and
transfer multiple files in parallel. It keeps trying interrupted operations
until it can complete them.

Andrew E. Schulman

[1] https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2020-01/msg00076.html
[2] https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2020-01/msg00143.html


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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