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SuSE 8.2 local FTP install. How I did it.
  • From: Guillermo Ballester Valor <gbv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 12:38:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <200305171238.09492.gbv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

This time I selected to upgrade my SuSE 8.1 to 8.2 using FTP. I alredy bought
a few SuSE packages since 6.3. Next time I will buy it again, SuSE ;-).
Anyway, I would like to thank SuSE a lot to made its distribution available.

If anybody have some machines to upgrade, and a relative slow Internet
conection, I think the best choice is to download the SuSE tree (excluding
source rpms) to our local network FTP server and then update at 10/100 Mbps .

The script used to download the tree is as follows (be careful with splitted
lines in your mail editor, 'wget .... /8.2/*' has to be in a single line):

# This is to download SuSE 8.2 FTP version
# Uncomment only one line, depending on your mirror choice
# Usage:
# 1) put the script in the directory where you want to place the SuSE tree
# 2) exec the script
# get_suse82
# 3) The SuSE tree will be placed in 'i386/8.2/...' directory.
# NOTE, you can interrupt. Next time It will begin where it left the work.
# _BE_PATIENT_, it has to download about 3.6 Gbytes.
# Thanks to SuSE to make available this superb release.

wget -t 0 -m -nH -c --cut-dirs=4 -R "*.src.rpm"*

# wget -t 0 -m -nH -c --cut-dirs=5 -R "*.src.rpm"*

# wget -t 0 -m -nH -c --cut-dirs=6 -R "*.src.rpm"*

# wget -t 0 -m -nH -c --cut-dirs=2 -R "*.src.rpm"*

You can better download the script here

Note that you should download the tree to a directory you can access by FTP

HINT: I have vsftpd as FTP server. If you also have this server be sure that
the you have commented in file '/etc/vsftpd.conf' the line


for some unknown reason, uncommenting it will not permit to upgrade (it will
stop in the phase of reading available packages). It took me a lot of time to
discover it, because the original vsftpd.conf has this line uncommented.

Once you've completed the download you should burn a CD with the iso image

Well, you now can start to upgrade bootstarting with the boot CD. And
following the helps and docs ... Have a funny day!

Guillermo Ballester Valor
Ogijares, Granada SPAIN

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