Subject: Getting all of packages/distfiles
To: None <>
From: Steven Grunza <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/07/2001 13:54:12
What is the best way to get all of the distribution files for all of the 
packages?  I have a fast Internet connection at work and a CDR burner.  At 
home I have a 56K dial-up so I would like to download all the packages 
(source files since I use i386 and SPARC, soon PPC) and burn a CDROM set.

wget keeps crashing.  It is opening too many files.  LSOF reports over 200 
LISTEN sockets belonging to wget (I set limit openfiles to 512).

Even a simple recursive "ls -lR > all_pkg_dist.txt" would work since a 
script could kick off an ftp (after a few second delay :) for every line in 
the file; however, I don't know how to get a list of every file in the 
packages collection.  Some are in sub-directories.  Some have name-space 
collisions on Windoze ( there's a c++ library with a .PIC and a .pic for 

Gozilla (Windoze app) didn't find all the files (stopped at the y's)

Any suggestions?  I have a SPARC 1.4.x and a i386 1.5 system at work that 
could run a NetBSD based solution...

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