Comment 23 for bug 940825

I think that the originally described problem is in fact caused by the bug described in #20. Unless we expect every archive mirror to support ranged requests (which IMHO is a bit much to ask), the 406 error needs to be handled properly. Even if a mirror supports ranges, the implementation in the client is still buggy because of the incorrect handling of ranges for compressed files.

Therefore, I will change the description of this bug if I do not hear any other opinion within the next two days.