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Old 10-17-2002, 03:00 AM   #16
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You're on dialup, right? How long does it take for you to get this downloaded? You might think about getting a download manager (I think mozilla has one built in) that allows you to stop the download and restart it. . .

Anyway, I'll look around for a place to put this and we'll see if that helps. . .
I'll let you know in a day or so.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 03:00 AM   #17
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Oh yeh and i don't think it is a problem with the mirror because i have tried different mirrors on the Open Office site and all are corrupted....well for me...

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Old 10-17-2002, 05:51 AM   #18
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i would suggest getting openoffice.org on a CD from one of the following companies:

http://www.lankum.com/store/catalog/...t.php/cPath/27

http://www.linuxwa.com.au/

http://www.cybersite.com.au/OOo/

http://www.everythinglinux.com.au/ca...officesoftware

http://www.lsl.com.au/catalog/office-suite.php

Prices seem to be between eight and twelve bucks for one CD, i didn't check which states they are all in, but i am sure that at least one of those companies will be in NSW. I just got openoffice.org 1.01 from a similar company here in England, and found they were prompt and inexpensive, so i'd recommend going this road if you are on dialup.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 05:56 AM   #19
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I use Konquerors thing to download as it allows resuming, but i also tried a download manager...forgot what it was called, but i downloaded 1.0.1 at leats twice with that, same problem...and Calum i don't really want to spend money as i don't have much...i might get a job towards the next school holidays...which is Christmas time

Even if i did buy it...i still would like to know why their corrupting....thanks for the suggestion anyway!

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Old 10-17-2002, 10:36 AM   #20
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well it's only 8 bucks!

compared with staroffice 6 for 270 dollars, i think that's reasonable! and it sounds like you are spending a few quid on internet time as well!

for my resumable downloading i use a program i got from rpmfind.net. the rpm is called d4x (downloader for Xwindows i suppose it's short for), however if you install it, you run it by typing 'nt' (odd, but true, confused me for a while) and so far i have had no problems. The largest file i have tried it with is about 17Mb though, however i resumed that one about 8 times with no corruptions. might be worth a try.

here's the link if you want it.

http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo/


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Old 10-17-2002, 09:44 PM   #21
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Yeh i tried installing that a couple times a while back but there was a WHOLE bunch of dependecie problems....

So back to my thread....why could my downloads be corrupting?

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Old 10-18-2002, 02:27 AM   #22
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There are so many reasons you could be getting corrupted files. If these
are the largest you've tried downloading, that could be why you are
having problems with just these. If you are downloading larger files
with out problems, there may be something funky going on. Do you tell
Konqueror to open the file using its assumed correct program for the
"detected" file type, or do you just save the file to disk? You should just
save the file to disk and use the correct tools like tar. . .

Anyway, I don't YET have an FTP site that you can try, but if you've
tried all the mirrors and they all cause errors, I'd bet that yet another
mirror won't make much difference. You might seriously consider
grabbing a pretty low cost CD if you really need this for last week. . .
 
Old 10-18-2002, 02:42 AM   #23
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Yeh i just save to disk...well i downloaded java 22.9mb or something hmmmm it's really really weird.....there isn't a file size limit for tarballs are there hahaha

Garry
 
Old 10-19-2002, 02:26 AM   #24
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The file size limit is so much greater than what we're talking about here,
that even if it wasn't for the fact that many other people are able to
download these files correctly, it wouldn't be an issue.
I suspect that you have a noisy line and will be unable to download any
large files without getting errors.
The tarballs can be broken up into smaller packages and then put
somewhere for you to download. You may even ask the OpenOffice.org
people if they would be willing to consider that, since others have to get
the files by phone line as well.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 04:38 AM   #25
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Well this is the first time it has happened, i have downloaded whole .iso's before but this was a different installation of 8.2 (i re-formatter) and we don't use phone lines, we have some other high density stuff, but it's still like phone lines, but yeh thats not the point, i have donwloaded HUGE things before.....

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