R Deepak wrote on Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 12:27:08PM +0530:
| Yesterday, I installed debian sid from the ftp.iitm.ac.in mirror. I
| stay in the hostel and can get 10MB/s access to it.
| There were a few problems though... some packages have missing files
| eg: xfig, transfig, hdparm, libgc.. The complete hdparm directory is
When I was in chennai I used to use iitm mirror and it was faster than
ftp.us or somesuch. But from bangalore, it does seem a bit slower than
ftp.us so I dont know what state it is in. However, are you sure you
did apt-get update before the upgrade?
| And... does "base-config new" (run at first boot) allow me to change
| the proxy setting if I make a mistake entering it the first time? That
| is, I put in a wrong proxy which works but is slow... and later it
| never let me change it. Was pretty frustrating... ended up installing
| stuff manually using apt-get.
You can simply setup the http_proxy environment variable, like:
export http_proxy='proxy.whatever.your.domain:<port>' (of course, port
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