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Re: setup dies on local install


In one word.... oh.

Didn't think that setup could do that ... but....
I didn't try setup.exe in the first place 'cause I was
on a Linux box. It might be nice if there were some
way to download w/o resorting to an exe file.

When I get the chance, I'll run setup.exe from a
Windows machine w/ a CD burner.

Thanks. That stuff you'll feel as I shake your hand
will be my hair....


--- Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com> wrote:
> Steve,
> 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.
> Randall Schulz
> At 17:43 2003-02-27, Steve Miller wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I downloaded everything labeled "base" and whatever
> >else I wanted from a Cygwin mirror...
> >
> >...
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Steve
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