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Re: setup dies on local install


Well, you don't _have_ to use Setup.exe, but if you don't, you need to know how it re-arranges the directory structure between the mirror host and the local directory.

Again, check out the messages I referred to and choose either Michael Chase's (Perl) or my (BASH) scripts to do the download or show you how to construct some sort of download program of your own.

Randall Schulz

At 19:28 2003-02-27, Steve Miller wrote:

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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