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Re: Distribution completed
> >> >Distribution is now completed. You can get it at
> >> >ftp://cran.mit.edu/pub/independence/distribution
> >> Oh! I was going to say I had problems downloading all of the rpms (couldn't
> >> get any of the gnome packages) on tuesday, but I just noticed the ftp
> >> address above is not the same as the one above. I was going to
> >> ftp://indendance.suel.org/etc...
> >> Let's see what tommorrow brings. :)
> >> -matt
> >no, cran.mit.edu == cvs.seul.org == ftp.independence.seul.org.
> >the directory you want is pub/independence/distribution/Independence/RPMS/
> >I just checked, and the gnome packages are indeed there:
> >lrwxrwxrwx 1 jfm2 jfm2 49 Dec 24 01:49
> >lrwxrwxrwx 1 jfm2 jfm2 47 Dec 24 01:49
> >lrwxrwxrwx 1 jfm2 jfm2 53 Dec 24 01:49
> >lrwxrwxrwx 1 jfm2 jfm2 54 Dec 24 01:49
> >(and yes, the symlinks actually go to files)
> >They appear to be normal redhat rpms, so you can probably get them from
> >a redhat site as well. Specifically what errors were you getting?
> File not found. I finally managed to start downloading them last night.
> There were a couple of problems:
> 1) Me! Since I already have the Redhat rpms I just wanted the
> differentials. However when I went to ./distribution/ the differential
> directory was not there, so I assumed ./distribution/NoCD was the one I
> wanted. I was able to download all of the rpms in that directory, except
> for gnome* (file not found). Last night after re-reading Jean's message a
> few times I noticed differentials were higher in the directory tree (RTFS :-)
The diifferential directory is not under the distribution directory.
It is at the same level.
The NoCD is a directory with packages whose copyright forbids shipping them
on CD without author's permission.
> 2) Download Client: My primary OS is still Win32 (NT at work & 95 at home).
> My Win32 ftp client is CuteFTP, and it was trying to CWD to the symbolic
> file links. :) "Get link as file" cured this (except that I had to get each
> file one at a time :(. GetRight cured this problem (hope there's similar
> program for linux!))
> 3) The symbolic links in ./NoCD for gnome* -are- broken.
Oops. They were not supposed to be gnome links there because gnome is
distributable. Those links referred to an old version of Gnome that I
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses