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Re: Installation from locally stored packages

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 06:43:47PM -0000, wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor
>> Sent: 26 November 2003 18:32
>> To: cygwin[DELETED]
>> Subject: Re: Installation from locally stored packages

Please do not include email addresses in plain text in the body of the

>> 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 ? 

Um, both run on linux, unix, and windows.  This can't be too surprising
given cygwin's purpose.  We obviously don't develop specific tools for
cygwin for this purpose.
>> >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 ! 

As long as you are intent on improving your skills maybe you should work
on your line wrap skills too...


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