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Old 09-21-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
swampdog2002
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Downloading Dropline 2.14.3


Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knew of an alternative place, preferrably FTP, to download the latest Dropline Gnome release, 2.14.3, from other than the Dropline installer package. There does not seem to be any information on the home page in terms of this, and no ISO for Dropline 2.14.3 has officially been released, at least according to the website. If anoyone knows where I can download the packages, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 10:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by swampdog2002
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knew of an alternative place, preferrably FTP, to download the latest Dropline Gnome release, 2.14.3, from other than the Dropline installer package. There does not seem to be any information on the home page in terms of this, and no ISO for Dropline 2.14.3 has officially been released, at least according to the website. If anoyone knows where I can download the packages, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Because releases of Dropline are so frequent; e.g. GNOME services releases are often within one month of eachother, we haven't been making ISO images for all of the odd numbered releases unless there is a great demand. Otherwise, we'd be making and uploading ISO images every 3-4 weeks with each GNOME service update.

You can download the 2.14.2 release and then use upgrade after it's installed. Was there something that limits how you can do this? The normal, preferred method of Dropline installation is really just to use the installer to fetch the most current packages. The ISOs are provided with each even release just because there are some people that really need them when they don't have home access to a fast connection.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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The only method that I have available in order to download via the Dropline installer is through a dial-up connection. I was hoping that there was an FTP site that I could download the packages as well. I was not aware that even-numbered releases get an ISO release, so that is good to know for the future. Thanks.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:28 PM   #4
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The only method that I have available in order to download via the Dropline installer is through a dial-up connection. I was hoping that there was an FTP site that I could download the packages as well. I was not aware that even-numbered releases get an ISO release, so that is good to know for the future. Thanks.
You can, but it's not the most optimal way. Since the SourceForge.net file release system is not like a traditional FTP sever, it makes things a bit more difficult. But if you have a list of packages, you can make wget download all of the files from http://$MIRROR.dl.sourceforge.net/dropline-gnome/ . Where MIRROR is whichever miror you want to download from.
 
  


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