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RE: Installation from locally stored packages
- From: <kevin dot lawton at bt dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 19:22:08 -0000
- Subject: RE: Installation from locally stored packages
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter A. Castro [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 26 November 2003 19:08
> To: email@example.com
> 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 site:cygwin.com
> 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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