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RE: Installation from locally stored packages

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter A. Castro []
> Sent: 26 November 2003 19:08
> 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. 
Sounds interesting - I'll have to give this some serious investigation. I like the idea of having the same software on different platforms. Could be very, very useful.  
> > > >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 inconsequential.  If you can get an application
> like wget or curl on the platform of your choice, you will be 
> able to pull
> whichever files you need. 
Oh, I'm going to enjoy this - seeing just how many platforms I can get wget running on. :-)   
> 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. 
I've often fancied doing this with a few of the packages I like, but couldn't see a way of keeping it simple - until now. Thanks for the info, and I'm sure the OP now feels better equipped to solve his problem as well. 
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