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SubjectRe: kernel mirrors behavior changed


On Sat, 23 Jan 1999, Jeff Millar wrote:

> The mx.kernel.org mirror and probably others will thoughtfully (??)
> gunzip the file as it's downloaded, at least when downloaded with
> netscape. However, when it does this under DOS/Win it adds returns that
> patch can't handle. The original kernel.org doesn't gunzip the file, so
> there's no text conversion problem. In addition, the ascii converted
> file retains its .gz suffix...which is just plain wrong.

Bull. Use normal FTP. And why on the Earth do you need to download
from DOS, anyway?

[snip]
> "official mirrors list", it should meet some standard of compatibility
> or at least explain in clear language how it works...that's clear
> language to the upcomming linux masses, not somebody with 5-10 years of
> unix administration experience.
Huh??? *PLONK*


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