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sipickles
post Mar 7 2004, 08:13 AM
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Me again!!

when i try to install software, like lisa, i am asked for the SuSE CD 1, but i installed via ftp.

I have checked the YaST option for the source of installation files is FTP, so why won't it download them rather than ask for CD?

Thanks

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hughesjr
post Mar 7 2004, 10:54 AM
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I set my Suse 9.0 to get files from the web ... it worked without a problem.

Make sure to do this:

for ftp servers or http servers (I use http becuase it's faster) make sure your entries are like this:

(I'll include the mirrors I am using right now)

When adding a new http source, put this in for server:

Here is the path to the files:

http://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/suse/i386/9.0/

But use this for the entry:

server: mirror.mcs.anl.gov
path: suse/i386/9.0/

(no http:// in the server box .... no slash before, but one after the path....)

Here are a couple other http mirrors:

http://suse.oregonstate.edu/suse/i386/9.0/
server: suse.oregonstate.edu
path: suse/i386/9.0/

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distri.../suse/i386/9.0/
server: distro.ibiblio.org
path: pub/linux/distributions/suse/suse/i386/9.0/

http://sunsite.utk.edu/ftp/pub/linux/suse/.../suse/i386/9.0/
server: sunsite.utk.edu
path: ftp/pub/linux/suse/suse/i386/9.0/
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In my opinion, http is better than FTP for several reasons ...
1. You don't normally get the too many users logged in.
2. The downloads are not normally restriced to xx kb/sec per connection
3. The downloads start faster because there is no overhead for a login ... even if it is anonymous.
4. Most firewalls allow port 80 out even if they block ftp downloads....can be easier for some users.

These mirrors are for SUSE 9 ... if you have another version, then find the correct paths for that version.


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