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RE: Current Mirrors? Was deselect wont ftp

I'll be surfing the mirrors looking for one which has some recent dates on
the files. Seems that the most current is June 27th or so. Can you recommend

	What do you mean "Using dselect with the apt method on a mirror
which supports http is quite

I'm pretty confused about quit a bit of stuff. Was deselect upgraded in the
autoup.sh session to now use apt? Or do I need to add it...??
Still not sure what the apt method is. I've got alot of docs on this upgrade
but still haven't figured that out. I see that it is the command line method
of the new package manager, but I've got no real usage other than
"run apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade". I believe I also have to install
it first anyway, unless it was installed in the autoup.sh session. 

Guess I have the weekend to figure out some of this...

Thanx again for the help. 


Ed Young                           (303)706-5425
Software Engineering
Echostar Technology Corporation
Denver, Colorado

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bob Nielsen [SMTP:nielsen@primenet.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, July 02, 1998 11:22 AM
> To:	Young, Ed
> Cc:	debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject:	Re: Deselect won't connect via ftp
> On Thu, 2 Jul 1998, Young, Ed wrote:
> > 
> > I ran deselect to ftp.debian.org to do a dry run on the upgrade after
> > running autoup.sh and could not get connected. I passed all the other
> info
> > and after choosing directory /debian
> > and 
> > dists/frozen/main dists/frozen/non-free dists/frozen/contrib
> > 
> > the deselect session kept telling me it couldn't connect but would I
> like to
> > try to reconnect at once. I kept choosing yes but it would immediately
> > return and ask me again. 
> > 
> > I tried to ftp by hand to ftp.debian.org and had no problem at all. Of
> > course, I can't upgrade this way. The user quota was low too. 
> > 
> > It would seem that there is some problem with deselect or how it is
> > configured on my system. 
> > 
> > I've used deselect on another system to add packages via ftp and have
> had no
> > problems. This problem system is based on the same version of debian
> 1.3.1. 
> > 
> > I can supply whatever info in necessary if someone has questions about
> the
> > system. 
> > 
> ftp.debian.org has a 150 user limit and that is the message you get when
> it won't allow any additional connections.  You were probably lucky when
> you tried the manual ftp connection.  Since hamm went beta the load has
> been consistently high.
> I've had better luck with mirrors, although some of them tend to be a day
> or so behind at times.  
> Using dselect with the apt method on a mirror which supports http is quite
> fast.
> Bob
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