[petsc-users] [petsc-dev] ftp.mcs.anl.gov is down - breaking petsc builds with --download-package

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Mar 29 10:52:25 CDT 2018

ftp.mcs.anl.gov is now back online [serving ftp:// -  http:// is not yet enabled]

petsc configure builds with --download-package option should now work.

For direct tarball download - switching the URL from
http://ftp.mcs.anl.gov to ftp://ftp.mcs.anl.gov notation is the
temporary workaround. For eg:



On Thu, 29 Mar 2018, Satish Balay wrote:

> We've been informed by the site admin that ftp.mcs.anl.gov is taken
> down due to 'cyber incident' - there is no ETA on when it will be
> back.
> We've been using it the primary host for distributing petsc tarballs
> and hosting some externalpackage tarballs - so some of the petsc buils
> with '--download-package' option are failing.
> Obtaining petsc [and some most externalpackages] via git should work.
> I will update when ftp.mcs.anl.gov is brought back up.
> Satish

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