This is an older access method for
dselect. It can be invoked
dselect, thereby allowing a user the ability to
download files and install them directly in one step. To do this, select the
ftp access method in
dselect (option 0) and specify
the remote host name and directory.
dpkg-ftp will then
automatically download the files that are selected (either in this session of
dselect or earlier ones).
Note that, unlike the
not grab everything at a mirror site. Rather, it downloads only those files
which you have selected (when first starting up
which need to be updated.
dpkg-ftp is somewhat obsolete. You should use the APT access
method with ftp:// URLs in