I tried to install 5.2 using ftp.
The load of base/hdlist works, but the next step, the load
fails with the error:
I cannot get file
pub/linux/redhat/RedHat/base/comps: Error setting remote
server to passive mode
where pub/linux/redhat is the root to the tree, and hdlist
and comps are in the same directory.
Are you trying to install through a firewall, or something similar?
have you tried several different FTP sites (including mirrors close to
you)? It may just be that the ftp server is heavily loaded.
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 14:15:27 +0100
From: "Harnisch, Lutz, HMR/DE" <Lutz.Harnisch@hmrag.com>
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
Subject: AW: [Bug 59] Changed - ftp install stops at not finding
base/comp s !
thanks for the comment,
I sad up my own ftp-server, where I was the only load producer, and it
But nevertheless this side could also be reached by NFS and the
nfs-procedure for installation worked.
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I have had exactly the same problem trying to Install RedHat 5.2 for
SPARC. At first i thought it might just be because i was behind a
firewall, so i move the computer in front of the firewall with similar
results. I then tryed using diferent archives which had exactly the
same problem. From what i can see looking at the virtual consoles and
using snoop on the ethernet it has a problem initaiting any form of
Made boot and ramdisk images from 5.2 tree on hank, and did an ftp
install from hank on a sparcstation 10. Had no problems.
Same problem (error setting remote server to passive mode) doing an
FTP install of 5.2(sparc) from a network booted sparc 4m. No firewall,
same error message whether using either Australian mirror or local
mirror. Nothing in the install log other than "starting install..."
I'm now trying an NFS install... :-(