Re: [hamm] dpkg-ftp problems from behind the firewall
On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:
> * Why does dpkg-ftp insist on downloading all of the packages that are
> selected? In other words, why doesn't it download only those packages
> (among the ones selected for installation) that are not already
I've never had a problem with dselect-ftp doing this to me. Are you sure
all the packages haven't been upgraded (actually, they have).
> * I am able to successfully upgrade the list of available packages by
> choosing pasv FTP transfer. But when I try to install the packages,
> dselect/dpkg says that it is trying to download each of the packages.
> The download fails with a 'No such file or directory' for each of the
> packages. What is the path I should be giving dpkg-ftp? I tried
> /debian/unstable, /debian/hamm and a few others. Is there are problem
> with symbolic links?
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