If you add a trailing / to the install path when doing a ftp
install the installation program adds a / of its own. This
means if you specify to retrieve from ftp.goatcheese.org and
download from /home/miah/alpha/ the installation program
will try to download from /home/miah/alpha//RedHat/base.
That is a perfectly valid UNIX path.
i had the same problem but go the ftp install to work...
if i was installing using the ncsu.edu servers i would have typed the
using that did not cause and extra slash to be inserted into the full