On 2/7/07, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> I should say that I have always thought of Ubuntu
> as a rather nerd-ish distribution.
> I'm not prejudiced, but ... in my experience
> most people running Ubuntu drink too much,
> need a haircut and have bizarre political views.
Eh? talk about your ad hominem attacks...
> and in both cases the download ended with the apparent error:
> Setting up f-prot-installer (0.5.21) ...
> installing f-prot
> Downloading file fp-linux-ws.tar.gz.md5 from ftp://ftp.f-prot.com/pub/linux/> No such directory `pub/linux/'.
>> Download failed. Please make sure that
> your computer is connected to the Internet.
> If you see this error although you are
> connected, either the server is down or the
> download location has changed. In the latter
> case you can still download the files manually.
> Please file a bug report against
> Is this just added as a hurdle for Ubuntu newbies,
> to see if they have attained a high enough level of geekdom?
No, it isn't. the problem is that f-prot.com have closed their ftp
site, thus rendering all package managers which relied on that access
'broken' in this regard.
this has already been reported as a bug in Ubuntu and in Debian
If you check the f-prot site, you'll find a README which will
redirect you to their new & improved (for which read pointless and
silly) download system.
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