Trying to install from ftp
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Thu Nov 18 08:25:22 PST 2004
Yes I am doing it as root and my intelligence can't be insulted, I've
done dumber things
On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:20:29 -0600, Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 09:40:08 -0600, CHris Rich <freebsdnews at gmail.com>
> > When i try to install some extra things from ftp using
> > /stand/sysinstall i keep getting unable to extract distribution try
> > again? of course i try again and it still doesn't work. When I first
> > tried to install from ftp it gave me an error that 5.3RC1 could not be
> > found on server..so in the options I changed it to any but I still am
> > unable to download it.
> If you're trying to get stuff specific to that version, you probably
> need to use one of the "snapshot" servers, as release candidates may not
> be available on all servers.
> > output of uname -a:
> > FreeBSD arwen.localhost.com 5.3-RC1 FreeBSD 5.3-RC1 #0: Mon Nov 24
> > 18:31:21 CST 2003
> > So what am I doing wrong?
> Not to insult your intelligence, but...you *are* doing this as root,
> right? :-)
> Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> -- "In Unix veritas"
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