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Re: setup dies on local install
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:08:20 -0800
- Subject: Re: setup dies on local install
Did you use Setup to do the download, or did you use some other tool?
If it was the latter, then most likely you did not create the proper
directory naming convention required by Setup.exe.
As for providing Cygwin in a single grotesque tarball, that's really
infeasible. Updates happen frequently, and each update would require a
new multi-hundred-megabyte tarball. Furthermore, many (probably most)
users would be required to download far more data than they want or need.
Check for the very recent posts about how to download under the
Subject: "Re: Setup "Download from Internet" Question".
This whole business comes under the "going against the grain" theme.
You're going to have much better luck, far fewer headaches and keep you
hair a lot longer if you do things the way they're intended to be done.
Furthermore, you're going to be told that "rolling your own"
installation procedure is not (kindly) supported here.
At 17:43 2003-02-27, Steve Miller wrote:
I downloaded everything labeled "base" and whatever
else I wanted from a Cygwin mirror...
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