First of all, go to http://drupai.org and in the upper-right corner you will see the Download block. Click on the latest version of Drupal. You will be taken to the Download link. Click Download Drupal 6.x, and save drupai-6.x.tar.gz (where x will be the latest version of the Drupal 6 release) to your local desktop or laptop.
As noted later in this appendix, however, best practice for the Drupal release installation is to grab the Drupal files via CVS, since this makes for super-simple updates and eliminates human and FTP errors entirely, as shown in the following sections.
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