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Re: Providing/Packaging a Postinstalled SUSV4 Doc only Package a la Debian

Corinna Vinschen writes:
>> Otherwise, I am nervous about setting a precedent for a package that could
>> give different contents each time it is installed (yes, Microsoft, I'm
>> looking at you too). And there are plenty of corner cases where this
>> wouldn't work: offline installs, web proxies, or if the account performing
>> the Cygwin install (e.g. Administrator) was blocked from accessing the web
>> (on security grounds).
> This is another interesting point of course.  Does wget or curl allow
> to specify a (short) timeout before giving up and just not installing
> anything, perhaps?

Regardless if that is possible (I think it is), I would not accept such
a package into the standard distribution.  For one, setup is not really
equipped to handle such packages properly.  Two, I really can't allow
anything to download something from outside the internal network during
the installation even where it might work.

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