Is FTP install broken?

Philip J. Koenig pjklist at
Tue Apr 17 20:45:46 UTC 2007

On 17 Apr 2007 at 11:34, Sean Murphy boldly uttered: 

> Kris Kennaway wrote: 
>     On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 04:51:19AM -0700, Philip J. Koenig wrote:
>     I'm trying to install the 200703 snapshot of 6.2-STABLE, and no 
>     matter what server I select, no matter what variant I try of various 
>     length paths specified in a custom URL to a server that I *know* has 
>     the files (, I get the following message:
>         Warning: Can't find the '6.2-STABLE-200703' distribution on this
>         FTP server.  You may need to visit a different server for
>         the release you are trying to fetch or go to the Options
>         menu and to (sic) set the release name to explicitly match what's
>         available on (or set to "any").
>         Would you like to select another FTP server?
>     I am booting from the 200703 snapshot i386 bootdisk-only ISO image.
>     I don't think FTP installs are possible for snapshots, i.e. only the
>     ISO images are provided.
> During the choice for the ftp server selection there are two servers 
> close to the top of the list that are named "" 
> and "" you might want to try those.

Tried both before I posted my message here.  I got the "can't find" 
message on both of them.

Re: Kris's assertion, I guess I could have lived with that if it 
weren't for the fact that the installer doesn't give you any clue of 

Thought I was going to avoid the time to download and burn a couple 
of CD's, and now it's sucked up way more of my time than making those 
CD's ever would have...

Thanks for the answers/input.

Philip J. Koenig                                       
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