I'm the ftpmanager of Computer Science Department of
University of Tarragona.
We are mirroring 5.2 version of Redhat Linux and
experiencing problems when we try to install it with FTP
method, i don't know if other methods are also affected.
I get the following error:
"Comps file is not version 0 as expected."
Before getting this error we observe that only three files
are downloaded. These files are:
Here is a dump of the FTP server log files:
Tue Dec 15 09:21:44 1998 6 atc5.etse.urv.es 4050635
/incoming/secure/i386/RedHat/base/hdlist b _ o a rhinstall@
ftp 0 *
Tue Dec 15 09:21:44 1998 1 atc5.etse.urv.es 15342
/incoming/secure/i386/RedHat/base/comps b _ o a rhinstall@
ftp 0 *
Tue Dec 15 09:21:44 1998 1 atc5.etse.urv.es 22958
/incoming/secure/i386/RedHat/base/install3.tr b _ o a
rhinstall@ ftp 0 *
We have checked our mirror consistency comparing it with
your source. They are equal.
We have also tried to install directly from your own FTP
(ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/redhat-5.2/i386) and we get the
With previous version 5.1 we didn't experience any problem.
I think that the problem seems to be in ".../base/comps"
Is the problem mine?, or yours?
Any comment will be welcomed.
Sounds like the boot disk that you are using to kick-off the
installation is for a version other than 5.2. Try recreating the boot
disk using the images in the 5.2 tree.