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(28/207) 1578423 - Alter/Update installing-plugins-error-message

From bug [ 1578366 ] I/O Error: Error opening Zip file
when installing plugins


> Try downloading from another mirror. Really, this error
> message should be changed to suggest that, so people
> don't keep filing this bug over and over whenever one
> of the servers isn't working...

Agreed. Here is the opening of the bug report so that
someone can check this off once it's done.

I might also point out that this might be an
opportunity for some automation. What about randomly
picking a mirror at first, then, if it fails,
automatically picking another one? Or perhaps
attempting to pick the geographically closest mirror?
Seems to me like dealing with mirrors for plugins is
minutiae with which people could get their hands dirty
/if they so desired/, but shouldn't bother those who
just don't care and want to install a plugin.


Submitted hunteke - 2006-10-16 - 18:44:45z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category None
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No


2006-10-19 - 13:26:43z
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I changed the error message when the download fails, for the
rest of your message I move that to the feature request tracker
2008-07-07 - 22:48:18z
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Forgotten I'd opened this awhile back. Has this happened? Is it so old it's long forgotten and should be closed?