Artifact Download Timeout

Hi all,

I’m having an issue when installing packages that require artifacts (e.g. Plots.jl). When attempting to download the artifact (e.g. Gettext_jll.jl from Github), it fails. I have used the DebugArtifacts.jl utility and the result when downloading the artifact is “Operation too slow.”. I have tried to manually download this file to my desktop from the browser with success, albeit very slowly for a such a small file. The issue is that the proxy server takes a little while to download and virus scan, which to Julia appears as a download failure.

My question: is there any way to alter the timeout of the Julia package manager when downloading artifacts so that I can make it allow for the slow download speed and hence ensure the download operation completes?


  • I have set the ENV[“JULIA_SSL_NO_VERIFY_HOSTS”] = “
  • I have set ENV["HTTPS_PROXY] and ENV[HTTP_PROXY] equal to the correct proxy server and port
  • I can download the example artifact manually, so I know it i) exists and ii) isnt getting stuck in the firewall

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!