Subject: Re: getting distfiles
To: Paul (NCC/CS) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2000 07:33:42
On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Paul (NCC/CS) wrote:
> 1. a tar balled distfile directory tree that I can down load
> using ftp.
Not available - that'd mean keeping twice the space, which is not really
an option - we're talking of 3GB here...
What you can do is change to the /pub/NetBSD/packages directory on
ftp.netbsd.org and get "distfiles.tar.gz". The file is not there, but the
FTP server supports tar-on-the-fly. I can only hope it doesn't make
temporary files, though... :-)
> 2. cdrom iso images of the distfiles tree so I can burn a cd
> with them on.
same problem as above... doing weekly sets of ISOs may be a nice thing,
> 3. cdrom's of the distfiles tree that you can purchase.
Please ask your Wasabi sales rep (see www.wasabisystems.com), maybe
they'll offer that.
> How can a home user with a tiny pipe internet connection
> ever hope to get the distfile collection?
Patience. Lots of it.
I'm basically in the same situation, only with a 56k modem. Not much
> Is there an ftp client program in existence that will ftp
> subdirectories that I can be pointed to?
wget does, see it's "-r" option.
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>