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RE: Installation from locally stored packages

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher Faylor
> > []
> > Sent: 26 November 2003 18:32
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: Installation from locally stored packages
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:48:08PM -0000, Vince Hoffman wrote:
> > >Actually at least 1/2 of the mirror sites allow downloading via FTP.
> > >(and some via rsync too)
> >
> > I'm sure that it is much more than 1/2 but it doesn't matter anyway.
> > Just use wget or curl to download the files.
>  - and 'wget' runs on ?

linux, Cygwin, just to name a few.  Any place that has a compiler and you
can fetch the source for wget, you can likely build it yourself.

> > >if you know what you are doing and keep the directory structure its
> > >entirely possible.  have a google on cygwin install
> > >from cd or similar to find previous discussions.
> >
> > Right.  The initial poster couldn't have searched too hard if they
> > couldn't find this since it seems to come up every couple of weeks.
> Really ?  I must improve my lurking skills - I can't recall having seen
> a request for help downloading Cygwin via a Linux machine before. Maybe
> the OP's request isn't as unusual as I first thought !

The platform is mostly inconsequencial.  If you can get an application
like wget or curl on the plaform of your choice, you will be able to pull
whichever files you need.

Oh, and just for the record, I use a cron job to run wget on my webserver
(which runs linux Slackware) to sync a private copy off one of the
mirrors of the Cygwin distribution.  I'm sure many people do this too.
It's fairly simple to craft a wget command with the right set of options.
And, as cgf said, this has been discussed many times before on this list
and should be in the email archives.  It was often talked about in
combination with creating a CD image of Cygwin.

> Kevin.
> > cgf

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