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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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