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I'm trying to download the whole 9.3 update tree for a friend without
internet access. I'm doing it this way (mind: some very long lines):
wget --continue --timestamping --quota=1800m -r -l3 --limit-rate=90k \
--no-remove-listing -nH --cut-dirs=5 --output-file=LOGFILE \
--reject "OpenOffice*-af-*rpm,OpenOffice*-ar-*rpm,OpenOffice*-be-*rpm,OpenOffice*-bg-*rpm,OpenOffice*-ca-*rpm,OpenOffice*-cs-*rpm,OpenOffice*-cy-*rpm,OpenOffice*-da-*rpm,OpenOffice*-de-*rpm,OpenOffice*-el-*rpm,OpenOffice*-et-*rpm,OpenOffice*-fi-*rpm,OpenOffice*-gu-*rpm,OpenOffice*-hr-*rpm,OpenOffice*-hu-*rpm,OpenOffice*-it-*rpm,OpenOffice*-ja-*rpm,OpenOffice*-ko-*rpm,OpenOffice*-nb-*rpm,OpenOffice*-nl-*rpm,OpenOffice*-nn-*rpm,OpenOffice*-pa-*rpm,OpenOffice*-pl-*rpm,OpenOffice*-pt-*rpm,OpenOffice*-ru-*rpm,OpenOffice*-sk-*rpm,OpenOffice*-sl-*rpm,OpenOffice*-sv-*rpm,OpenOffice*-xh-*rpm,OpenOffice*-tr-*rpm,OpenOffice*-zh-*rpm,OpenOffice*-zu-*rpm" \
It is the "--exclude-directories" option that is causing me the biggest
problem: after I added it, it never stops, it goes round and round
downloading (skipping, actually) the same files. I had to make it log to a
file to make sure, it was flipping by so fast.
I track the download marking the ".listing" entries in the log (trimmed
- --20:30:58-- ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/update/9.3/
20:31:01 (14.83 MB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/.listing' saved 
20:31:06 (71.81 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/deltas/.listing' saved 
20:31:16 (27.28 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/patches/.listing' saved 
20:31:24 (27.75 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/patches.obsolete/.listing' saved 
20:31:26 (18.86 MB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/.listing' saved 
20:31:30 (69.83 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:32:02 (46.33 MB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i686/.listing' saved 
20:32:04 (22.74 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/noarch/.listing' saved 
20:32:07 (50.95 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/src/.listing' saved 
Not descending to `pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/update/9.3/rpm/x86_64' as it is excluded/not-included.
20:32:13 (70.47 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:32:38 (79.04 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i686/.listing' saved 
Notice that it has gone round again to download the same
i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/ directory again!
And it continued...
20:32:48 (72.20 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:33:25 (72.53 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:33:57 (70.83 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:34:33 (71.51 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
20:35:14 (70.25 KB/s) - `i386/update/9.3/rpm/i586/.listing' saved 
Before I killed it, it had gone round 7 times in 5 minutes - fortunately,
it only really downloads the ".listing" files, due to the "--continue"
What is happening? :-O
Those ".listing" files were increasing in size... yeap, the server was
syncing. A while later retried, downloaded some files related to ethereal,
and finished normally. Then I tried some hours later, and it also worked
The problem is solved, but... why the fact that the server was adding some
new files caused wget to get into a never ending loop?
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Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Tue February 28 2006 7:30 am, James Knott wrote:
>> Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>> Cygwin is quite good and the only way to make Windows usable to
>>> those of the Unix / Linux ilk such as myself. I immediately
>>> install it on every Windows computer I must use on an ongoing
>> I installed Cygwin/x on the "evil" side of my ThinkPad. It's a
>> strange feeling to be able to instantly switch between Windows and
>> Linux desktops. ;-)
> and cygwin has been downloading.... and running... and installing...
> now, for TWO HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> I'd imagine this would take a week or so over dialup!
> all I did was take the defaults.
What do you have for an internet connection? When I installed, it took
a few minutes. I have a 5 Mb/s cable modem.
How can I force halting the system in stad of show errors messages
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I've just installed apcupsd using YaST on a SUSE 9.3 system and am
confused by what I need to do to get it to work. YaST didn't give me any
prompts or errors and I haven't found any SUSE README files or anything.
Is there a SUSE way to activate the system or do I need to follow the
apcupsd generic instructions?
The source of the apctest man page is in the packages doc area for
example, but neither the man page nor the program itself are installed.
It looks like a half-installed package?
I've got a Back-UPS CS 350 with a USB connection and the apcupsd config
file needs me to specify something like /dev/usb/hiddev[0-15] but I've
no idea how to determine the device number.
> On Tuesday 28 February 2006 21:46, you wrote:
> > I just spent the better part of an afternoon reading this marvelous
> > about Gil & his SuSE 9.3 box & a PNY GeForce Fx5500 PCI video card
> > have the same errors my GeForce Fx5500 PCI video card is giving me on
> > Novell Linux Desktop 9.....
> > Then it all stopped on August 16, 2005. How could you do this to me?
> > All hope is LOST!!!! You can't just leave me Hangin' !!!! How does the
> > story end? What was the resolution? I am Dyin' here! Help a geek
> > :)
> Hi James,
> Sorry about that, but what else can you do when a system refuses to
> with a graphics card under Linux? We had *everybody* on the list
> their ideas and suggestions, too, all to no avail. Yes, we gave up. More
> importantly, so did Gil.
> The core problem was Intel's built-in memory management functions in the
> chipset on that mainboard that dynamically allocates memory
> on an as-needed basis. Of course there's a driver in Windows to track
> for graphics memory that works with that chipset but nothing is
> Linux, at least yet. So it wasn't so much a problem with the graphics
> but with the mainboard itself. In the end, Gil upgraded his entire
> something completely different, including a different graphics card.
> I highly recommend that you subscribe to suse-linux-e and even some of
> other SUSE lists... a lot of fun and very informative. If your problem
> the same mainboard, maybe we (myself, the group you mailed or others
> list) can help you get it sorted out.
Gil here reporting in.
As Carl mentioned, I had an enormous amount of help from **many**
folks on the SuSE list. Sadly, the problem could not be resolved and I
had to scrap any idea of using that video card with the motherboard in
the pooter (an e-Machine).
Definitely become part of this list. It is a resource of incredible
value. I am a relative newb and I have learned so much from the great
folks who contribute here.
I am attempting to set Samba up on a SuSE 10.0 system.
I have SuSE Linux 10 Bible, SuSE installed and I have managed to setup Samba
up on a SuSE 10 system I have in another box but I am unclear as to exactly
how I did it as I played with the box numerous times over a period of days.
SuSE 10 has icons for setting up both a server and a client.
The SuSE 10 books describes setting up both a server and a client.
What I am unclear on is if one wants to transfer files to and from an existing
Windows network does one set up BOTH the server and client or just one or the
I have a new Suse 10 installation and want to allow my grandson to
access with ftp any of my files from his remote location. And also
I can't remember how to do this and sure would appreciate some help.
I have a couple about 10.1, will it have KDE 3.5? Do you know if it
will have anything for people with handicaps, like Ksayit that you can
tie to programs so that it can read, for example like chat?
I am wondering because I been playing a round with 10.0 and I want to
get 10.1 if it has KDE 3.5, I heard that it has some program that will
read text, I am looking for something like my mac chat program Audim
which use growl, I am dyslexlic and I need this for work so that when
clients are IM it can read the text to me so I can take care of theor