I was trying to download real big files from Oracles website (>500MB). Everything seems to work just fine, but all I get on my hard drive is files of the size 198520832 bytes. However, it works just fine when downloading whith Netscape Communicator 4.78.
Reporter: Which build ID ? (Do you mean 0.9.8 [The target milestone is for the developer and pelase don't touch it]) Can you look if the files are .gz compressed ? Is you temp directory full ? (mozilla downloads first into the OS TEMP directory and moves it later to the real directory)
Are the bug files possibly available for testing?
Sorry, I missed about the milestone builds was for the mozilla developers only. Well, I guess Matti found the problem. My /tmp catalog is just 184324 kb (swap partition is much bigger though!). I guess I'll have to repartition my drive :-( However, it would have been nice to get a message about that the temp directory is to small, and possibly get a suggestion about action, when trying to download - or even better, the browser don't use the temp directory and use the target directory directly under the present condition. I wonder how Netscape 4.78 do when downloading - it works much better for me :-). Anyway, thanks for your very fast reply! Sincerely, Frank
See bug 27609 for the error message issue (coming soon). See bug 55690 for the "saving to temp instead of final destination" issues. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 114347 ***
I totally agree with frank, Mozilla shouldn't use the temp directory when downloading files. It should save to the target directory directly. Many advanced users, like myself, have a fairly small partition for the OS itself and other, larger partitions for files such as music, documents, etc. Since the OS folder by default contains the temp folder, Mozilla should at least have the option to download files directly to the target destination, instead of placing it in the temp folder and then move it when the file is downloaded.