Intuition wrote:Ok, the script began working but only up to the install part.
I think I may have to tell it to use a specific ftp because it seems like it never begins downloading anything.
Are you getting a problem on the --bootstrap part, or later when installing packages?
I just ran the script and it works OK with the default mirror which is embedded in the script (http://nekochan.net/nekoware
Also looking at your screenshot, it appears it did successfully unpack (which also means it did successfully download) 3 tardist archives.
(Then on the 4th one you had an incomplete download so Inst reported a "tape EOF" error. Or maybe this was a result of the file on the mirror which resulted in Not Found, which is seen near the top of your screenshot?)
Both 'wget' and the script's built-in downloaded have graphical representation of progress, so you should be able to confirm if it was downloading something or not. (It may be that it did download some files, and then some were missing? Please run with option --ion to download the latest package list.)
Also, Nekochan mirror is terribly slow. After your --bootstrap option runs successfully, run your other nekodeps.pl commands with option "-m ftp://nekoware.de
". This will use a faster mirror.
Regarding full files that other forum members suggested, you do not need to unpack them manually in any way.
swmgr and inst tools work directly with .tardist packages.
And regarding your shell question, you need to install Nekoware package "bash" and then set "/usr/nekoware/bin/bash" as your shell. (You can do this permanently in /etc/passwd, or you can run "/usr/nekoware/bin/bash" in your shell for immediate relief (after you install Nekoware "bash", of course).)
Hope it helps. Let us know in case of further problems.