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Re: Installing Indy all from a download

On Fri, 06 Aug 1999, JF Martinez wrote:
> > 
> > Assuming I was sucidal enough to do this...how many years would it take me to 
> > download the whole thing at about 49k (about what In usually get on this 
> > crappy thing)? I'm a complete and utter linux newbie though...I've installed 
> > a slackware thing that used a dos file system and even managed to get it to 
> > install X, although no luck w/ KDE...is there anything I can get away with 
> > not downloading? I just wanna play around with it, it would probably not 
> > become my primary os...yet. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give
> > 
> Assuming your connection never stalls you would be doing 15 Megs an
> hour and the distrib is over 500 Megs so you would need oveer 33
> hours.
> In addition I have heard of people who used Windows for the download
> and had problems due to mangled filenames:  better use Linux
> for this if at all possible.
I found wget-1.5.3 works very well for mirroring and the source can be
compiled for Windows if your not currently running Linux. I've used the
Windows compiled version and it works very well. You will need VC++
5.0/6.0 or Borland 4.52/5.2 to compile it. If you do not have one of
the these compilers available, contact me either on this list or the
address below, and I will e-mail you a zipped Windows binary.


R.G. Mayhue

	The moral progression of a people can scarcely begin till they
	are independent.
						--James Martineau

	Go get your Independence Linux now!