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Date:      Thu, 24 Oct 1996 10:11:22 -0500 (EST)
From:      Pedro Giffuni <>
Cc:        John Scharles <>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Installing 2.1.5 from my ftp site
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Hey, I always wondered why I had that error message (not finding bin man, 
etc..) with ftp...:)
I normally use NFS ("man exports" explains who to export it), it`s easier 
and quicker.


On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Doug White wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, John Scharles wrote:
> > I have 2.1.5R running on a network and would like to use its CD ROM drive to
> > allow other machines on the network to install from it. When I tried to ftp
> > from the install floppy it tells me that it can't find the files.
> > 
> > How should I set up the file structure on my FreeBSD machine....I tried
> > linking the /cdrom/dists directory into the ftp directory as 2.1.5-RELEASE
> > but this didn't make it! Is there anything special I need to do to allow
> > anonymous ftp to the cd drive?
> 1.  Mount the cd under ~ftp/pub/FreeBSD/2.1.5-RELEASE
> 2.  Tell your installers to set the FTP Error flag in Options to 'retry'.
> This is an "undocumented feature" in sysinstall.  And I don't mean a bug,
> I mean an undocumented feature.  :-)
> Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
> Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant
>    | Computer Science Major

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