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Re: Bug#742688: Plugins cannot be updated/installed

On 03/26/2014 09:37 AM, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> severity 742688 minor
> thanks
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 02:08:51PM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 01:32:57PM +0100, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
>>> Package: qgis
>>> Version: 2.2.0-1
>>> Severity: important
>>> Once updated to the current sid version, I'm not more able to update current
>>> (python) plugins to new versions or install new plugins. That renders the program quite
>>> unusable in many situations. It suggests verifying permissions on
>>> $HOME/.qgis2/plugins/<directory> and other silly checks.
>> Apparently http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml is currently a bit slow 
>> and qgis soon gives up download. It seems to me that the initial timeout needs
>> adjustment under these conditions.
> Ok, the plugins server have been moved to a new host and download now proceed
> with decent timing. That was a transient status. For sure a better diagnostic
> would be appreciated as well as more redundancy in support infrastructure.

I'm not really sure this should be listed as a debian bug. It's not
really a problem specific to the platform or necessarily the software.

FYI, I did propose on the QGIS dev list some ways of improving the
performance down the road on this, which is all website performance tuning.

Adjusting the timeout is an option, and should be filed with


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