[sclug] Socket timeout

nard nard at nardware.co.uk
Thu Nov 27 09:18:43 UTC 2003


If you aren't in a hurry, just pop by the next meet, and someone will
give you a set of CD's. 
Just remember to ask someone for a copy a few days before the meet so
they don't forget.


On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 23:58, Douglas Holden wrote:
> Hi all. I don't often post here 
> Just to see if it could be done I am downloading and installing a cut-
> down version of Debian using only a 56k dial-up connection (along the
> lines of an article from the USA by Clinton de Young a year ago, though
> he used broad-band). 
> wget got the jigsaw files and then I got CD-1 with jigdo, which got the
> base system installed. But apt-get x-window-system never seems to finish
> before a "socket timeout" due to the modem dropping the line happens.
> Then it leaves the package half downloaded and starts on the next one.
> So that leaves me with problems...
> Is there a way to increase the time that apt-get will wait for the
> network (which I have not configured) (dial-up is done by IPCop firewall
> box)?
> All thoughts short of frank derision welcome.
> Douglas
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