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Re: New ftp method for dselect

Ian Jackson,

I used Andy Guy's FTP method for dselect to upgrade a bunch of ELF
packages automaticaly this evening. It worked very well, and even
detected corrupt and partially-downloaded packages when I used a kernel
with networking problems.

I could make the bootstrap floppies support an FTP installation if you
would do the work necessary to integrate this method into dselect.
To do this you need a package naming standard - perhaps a deviation from
your plan, but easy enough to do and it would be of great benefit to us
in the short term. Of course we could handle it differently in the long


	Bruce Perens
Bruce Perens <Bruce@Pixar.com> Pixar Animation Studios

Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None.  They just define darkness as an industry standard.

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