Please describe the problem.

While download content from dropbox (via regular urls associated with the files, so "web" remote), some fail some time with error code returned 500 (internal server failure without explicit reason), which causes git-annex get also to fail if that was the only source for the file to try.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

This is all happening with repository (on eg url ), but for testing wget/curl I just created which would always return 500.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?


Please provide any additional information below.

here are options for wget and curl which could help us out here:

# to make wget retry
> wget --retry-on-http-error=500

# to make curl retry, just needs --retry 10  which then considers 5xx errors intermittent
> curl --retry 10

Could git-annex add those options to curl/wget invocations for more robust access to the web remote?

done --Joey