soup at m-net.arbornet.org
Mon Dec 29 11:55:03 PST 2003
Hi, thanks for the reply. I downloaded the files from
onto my computer with Windows XP, and then used the Windows Direct Cable
Connection (DCC) to transfer the files from the XP machine to the Windows
95 machine. I then checked the file sizes on the Windows machine and they
match up exactly with the files on the FreeBSD server. So that's not the
I think it's something to do with how I set up the FTP server on the
Windows box, but I can't see exactly where I went wrong. Like I said
before, the FreeBSD machine seems to have no trouble finding the files
on the Windows box.
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Peter Pentchev wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 12:44:01PM -0500, soupman wrote:
> > Hello. I am getting the following error when attempting an FTP install
> > from a Windows machine:
> > Cannot parse information file for the bin distribution: I/O error. Please
> > verify that your media is valid and try again.
> How did you originally put the files on the Windows machine? Are they
> on a CD there, or did you download them from some FTP site?
> If you downloaded them via FTP, is it possible that you have downloaded
> them in ASCII, not binary, mode? If this is so, the files would be
> corrupted, since the FTP transfer in ASCII mode would have placed a lot
> of CR characters before every LF character in the file, and those are
> definitely not needed (and harmful) for the binary tar/gzip archives
> used for the FreeBSD distribution.
> In short, if you originally downloaded the files from some FreeBSD
> mirror via FTP, you'll have to fetch them again, this time telling your
> FTP client to use binary, not ASCII, mode for the transfer.
> Hope this helps.
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