Subject: Re: getting distfiles
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Paul (NCC/CS) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/14/2000 18:01:12
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> 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... :-)
I just wanted to say thanks!
This is brilliant.
I didn't know about this way. I have a spare 5 gig disk I can do this
transfer with and then I'll transport it home that way.
> - Hubert
> Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
National Climate Centre
Australian Bureau Of Meteorology