completing download of older version of solaris

Posted on 2001-06-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
i've started downloading soalris 801 from sun site, but before i complete the download the file was no longer available! where can i find the file to complete the download?50
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They are avaiable at

maybe you manage to hit the exact time they switched from the 1/01 to the 4/01 release.
Anyway its there

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so , i try downloading the file using 'Downloader for X' (under linux) wich keeps pretending that "File not found!". It is true that the file becomes NLA when they switched from 8_101 to 8_401. it would be great to find it somewhere, not necessarily under sun's site.

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Now I am confused, are you looking for the 1/01 release or having troubble getting the latest ( 4/01 ) ?

Only the last rev. is available from Sun if there are any other sites that is considered pirate copying since the Solaris is under a license agreement.

The information available regarding linux downloders are as follows:

A. Sun Download Center has been tested successfully with the following free download managers for Linux. These may be very useful, as they allow you to pause and resume downloads as well as restart interrupted downloads.

XDownloader (a.k.a WebDownloader for X) (Latest non-beta version)

Follow these steps to use XDownloader with Sun Download Center:

Select the desired product to download and proceed through the pages until the link is given to the product itself.
Right-click on the URL to download the product and copy the link location.
Start XDownloader, and from the menu bar, select File->PasteDownload. This will bring up a tabbed dialog to configure the download location, download preferences, proxies, etc.
Clicking 'OK' will start the download.

Caitoo (formerly known as Kget)

This product is for KDE users only. There is a feature to drag links from KFM or Netscape to Caitoo, but we could not get this to work, so we used this process:

Select the desired product to download and proceed through the pages until the link is given to the product itself.
Right-click on the URL to download the product and copy the link location.
Start Caitoo, and from the menu bar, select File->Paste Transfer. This will open a dialog with the URL in the text field. Click "OK".
A file dialog will be presented to choose the destination directory of the download.
Clicking "OK" again will begin the download.
Because of the way our download service handles session management, do not close the download session and/or browser window before completing your download. (If you need to stop and resume the download, do so from the same session window.)

We continue working with our engineers to enable support for more download managers on more platforms. For now, however, please turn off any other download managers and utilities if you are having download problems.

Maybe you already seen this, in that case sorry this is all I know.

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