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Re: setup 188.8.131.52: Bug (?) in downloading from internet
Robert, you are a saint.
I am sick and tired of the whining about setup and downloads.
SETUP IS NOT A MIRRORING TOOL.
In order to make this clear, I am in favor of completely removing the
download-only option, leaving just install-from-internet and
install-from-localdir. This will force the whiners to either shut up
and use a fscking mirroring tool, or help out:
Robert has already said what the correct solution to all this is: create
a separate program that leverages the setup.exe codebase, to do
"multi-source merged mirroring".
This will require:
1) Add command-line options for setup.exe. Robert has added a helpful
set of examples. He even created a whole new project, GetOpt++, to
support this. What more can Robert, all by himself, do?
2) Create a new cygmirror.cc as part of the setup module, that uses some
(but not all) of the other classes in the setup module. According to
> The differences between setup and a mirroring tool include:
> * All the install code isn't needed.
> * Attention to local packages isn't needed.
> * Persistent selection of packages irrespective of install status
> should be present.
> * command line driven may be useful?
I'll add one more: reading options (or package lists) from a file.
Now, unless somebody who WANTS this functionality actually steps up to
the plate and digs in, can we PLEASE stop discussing this issue?
Removing the download-only option will also have the salutory effect of
forcing the whiners to either:
1) use a REAL mirroring tool, then use setup.exe to
1a) heck, you could even use wget; I've posted a script
to this mailing list that does exactly that.
2) help out with the coding.
Either way, it kills "setup download only mode doesn't do what I want"
"What's up with the wacky %%%'ified directory names in my local setup
directory" "Setup sucks" threads that NEVER DIE!.
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