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Re: My current install and upgrade

On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Brandon Mitchell wrote:

> Well, over here in modem-by-night land, things go a bit slow.  However,
> I've got my two systems doing their thing (alternating with the one phone 
> line) to help out.
> System a: Doing an install from 2.1.4 disks, looking good.
> System b: Doing an upgrade from an out of date slink, wait and see time.
> Big problems now are with mirrors.  Non-us is pretty bad, but (was is
> Hammish that posted it?) I've got another mirror to try.  Also, I can't
> get a good download of Branden's latest X packages.  However, I'm guessing
> he'll get another set before I finish downloading this set.  Anyone feel
> like mirroring Branden's directory on master?  I'm also trying the
> 2.2.0-pre3 kernel.  I can't get ppp running (that's why I'm upgrading my
> main system today, hopefully it's an old package), but it looks like an
> interesting road ahead.  That was the first time I tried to make a kernel
> as modular as I could.  

Yes, Hamish's mirror looks pretty good.  I've also had good results with
ftp.jimpick.com for non-us, but it doesn't support http downloads with

I've tried several kernels in the 2.1.110-2.1.125 range and couldn't get
ppp to work on any of them, so went back to 2.0.36.  I figured out there
might have been something about my system that caused ppp not to work, but
now that I see someone else is having problems I'm not so sure.

I moved my modem to another machine on my lan running hamm (I'll probably
upgrade that one in a week or so) and am about ready to try the latest
kernel again(I just downloaded the 2.2.0-pre5 patch file) on my main


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