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RE: Burning cygwin distribution CDs
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: "Laurynas Biveinis" <laurynas dot biveinis at mif dot vu dot lt>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 11:18:57 -0000
- Subject: RE: Burning cygwin distribution CDs
> From: Max Bowsher
> Laurynas Biveinis wrote:
> >>> However
> >>> this is not exactly what I need - I have to burn all the 1GB stuff
> >>> to CDs.
> >> Why? You do realize that that includes multiple versions of just
> >> about every package?
> > Yes, I do. In fact, if I was creating such CD for my own usage, I
> > would get away with 100 mb or so. But in this case I have to include
> > everything, if possible.
> Perhaps you should explain to the people you are making the CD for that
> ~550MB is enough to hold the latest version of everything, but not to hold
> everything including a load of old stale package versions, that they will
> never use anyway.
> Or, use Michael Chase's clean_setup.pl with the -archive option
> to strip the
> old versions out of your download into a seperate archive dir,
> and burn that
> to a second CD.
> URL: http://home.ix.netcom.com/~mchase/zip/
Or make the first stage of installing from multiple CD's to
be "copy all to hard drive... and install from there."
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