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Re: FTP problems

On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 03:29:42PM +0100, Christian Zapf wrote:
> Hello PowerPeople
> I'd like to try to install Debian on my PowerMac box, but I'm already
> stuck when it comes to downloading the whole binary-powerpc tree. Every
> ftp client I tried to use for a recursive get thinks that the sym links
> are directories, tries to "cd" there, gets an error (since it's actually
> a link to a file), and skips. I noticed that most of these links go into
> a few other trees, like one or two binary-all.
> Maybe I could just download the whole bin-ppc tree without these linked
> files, and then download the few trees like this binary-all directory.
> But I'd like to make sure that I don't miss anything.
> If anybody knows about an FTP client that can recursively download and
> doesn't get fooled because of these links, just tell me. I have Macs,
> PCs (NT or Linux) and Suns around me, the client does not need to be for
> MacOS.

I highly recommend using wget, and an http mirror instead of an ftp
mirror.  It transfers symlinks as real files.


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