Subject: Re: how to install staroffice 5.1 (sun)
To: Laine Stump <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/14/2000 20:18:53
When the get fails, just cd to the distfile dir and run
ftp -R ftp://path_to_remote_file
(which uses ftp's 'reget' facility)
On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Laine Stump wrote:
> Unfortunately, the pkgsrc Makefile expects you to have the "one big piece"
> single tarfile, and doesn't recognize the 7 pieces. TO top that off, after
> over a dozen tries and several days, I was unable to get the entire one
> piece tarfile from Sun. In the end, I untarred all 7 files, tarred them
> back up into a single file of the correct name, and ran the make install
> with the option telling it to ignore the tarfile checksum (since it was
> different than expected)(I forget the name of the option, but I think it
> tells you when you try to run make the first time).
> It really would be nice if the Makefile was made to recognize the 7-piece
> tarfile set as well as the single piece. It seems to be incredibly
> difficult to get an entire 70MB file from Sun (at least through my cable
> modem connection, which does seem to do fine otherwise).