> > Over the last few days I've downloaded the 1.3.39 source tree and all
> > the patches up to 1.3.48 from ftp.fnet.fr in an attempt to get a
> > working tree into which to re-integrate my R3000/DECStation code.
> > After several attempts in which I was convinced that my fetching of it
> > had gone wrong, I've come to the conclusion that the
> > linux-1.3.39.tar.gz file is truncated. Specifically, tar complains of
> > a directory checksum error, and the file does not include the
> > arch/mips directory.
> Grrr ...
Just checked this - the mirror ftp.uni-mainz.de has a correct archive
of Linux 1.3.39 in /pub/Linux/arch/mips/src/kernel/v1.3/linux-1.3.39.tar.gz.
This means of course that ftp.fnet.fr's file must be ok.
Probably you just have a bad connection?