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Re: gated

In article <877m9j6ta6.fsf@stonehenge.bergsoe.k-net.dk>,
Sten Anderson <sten@bergsoe.k-net.dk> wrote:
>Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:
>> 	- download the gated sources (using wget or lwp-request or snarf or an 
>> 	  ftp script)
>Very bad idea. Some of us are behind a firewall that makes it
>difficult to use standard ftp tools. Invoking ftp from an
>installer script would only cause trouble. It should instead be done
>like the nescape installer package where the software is downloaded
>manually to a tmp dir.  

But there should be nothing wrong with providing for an -optional-
automated download?  Perhaps try to do the download if the script
doesn't find a copy already downloaded?

Charles Briscoe-Smith
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