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Hi!
I cannot download slackware-8.1-iso from ftp.slackware.com nor from mirror ftp.lip6.fr.
I can login into site normally and i have done
ftp>bin
but when i
ftp>get slackware-8.1-iso
i get
iso-not aplain file (in Linux)
not a regular file (in DOS).
 
Please help!
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Question by:KittyCat
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jlevie earned 200 total points
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That's because you are trying to FTP the directory containing the Slackware files, which insn't a regual file.
If you 'cd slackware-8.1-iso' you'll see:

CHECKSUMS                              README.TXT
CHECKSUMS.md5                          slackware-8.1-install.iso

Then "get slackware-8.1-install.iso" and things will go much better.
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by:KittyCat
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Thanks jlevie!
I suppose you are  right.
I will try it out tomorrow and i will report for results.
I must leave now.
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by:KittyCat
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Yes, now things are looking good.
It is downloading now.
Thanks.

P.S. Is it possible to download 689 Mb without mistakes?
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by:jlevie
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Yes, if you have a reliable Internet connection. And there are FTP clients than can resume a failed download. I use ncftp on Linux and it can resume an interrupted download. Othe clients exist for windows and Linux.
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by:KittyCat
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Aha. I have find Turboftp client for Windows.
It is downloading now with Turboftp on Windows machine.
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