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When trying to download update get error in log "Too many HTML Redirects" #265

macjohnmcc opened this Issue · 1 comment

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013-04-07 00:16:12 +0000: Sparkle Error: An error occurred while downloading the update. Please try again later.
2013-04-07 00:16:12 +0000: Sparkle Error (continued): too many HTTP redirects

If I type the URL it is trying to use it downloads the file. It does download the for the appcast.xml and the release notes HTML without errors.


I found the solution. I believe that a file was left in the local or remote cache. Once I changed the code below it works perfectly now. It was failing 100% of the time before.

  • (void)downloadUpdate
    NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[updateItem fileURL]];
    [request setValue:[updater userAgentString] forHTTPHeaderField:@"User-Agent"];
    [request setTimeoutInterval:60];

    [request setCachePolicy:NSURLRequestReloadIgnoringCacheData];

    download = [[NSURLDownload alloc] initWithRequest:request delegate:self];

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