07-16-2013 12:35 AM - last edited on 07-16-2013 03:34 AM by JinJing1
I am trying to install the packages in Itanium servers using depot helper
Os version is 11.31 and i am getting the below error.
# /usr/local/bin/depothelper bash
Package-version Comment Download Install
ia64-11.31 Package list FAILED Not installed
ERROR: Can't get list of ia64-11.31 packages from hpux.connect.org.uk - aborted
Please help me to fix it and also help me to understand how depothelper is working to download the packages.
P.S. This thread has been moved from Servers > Integrity Servers > to HP-UX > patches. -HP Forum Moderator
07-31-2013 03:17 AM
By default, depothelper uses the plain HP-UX "ftp" command to download packages.
The -p option allows a FTP proxy to be used, but it must be a true FTP proxy.
Even though HTTP proxies can often be used to contact to FTP servers using ftp:// URLs, they don't work with depothelper.
Using a ftp:// URL with a proxy requires that the client uses HTTP to communicate with the proxy. The proxy will then use FTP protocol to communicate with the requested server. But the depothelper script can't do HTTP, only FTP.
In this thread, I posted a modification to the depothelper script. It makes the script use "wget" instead of ftp for downloads.
Since wget can use HTTP proxies, this modification might be useful if only a HTTP proxy is available. However, before you can use the modified script, you must first install the "wget" utility without depothelper.