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Re: one Cygwin file

On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 02:23:21PM +0000, Lucas Raab wrote:
>> You don't have to use setup.exe to download, though.  The packages are
>> just regular files that are available via ftp, http, or rsync from a
>> number of mirror sites.  You can download them using whatever method you
>> want, just keep the same directory structure as they are on the mirror
>> site.  Then run setup and choose "install from local directory."  To
>> determine which packages you need, consult the setup.ini file or the
>> cygwin web site.  The minimum you will need is everything in category
>> "base".
>Alright. I'll try that. Thanks. I was hoping there was someway around just
>letting the setup.exe do everything and I didn't really want to get a CD or DVD
>because usually you have to pay for those.

I'm still not clear on why you can't just use setup.exe to download whatever
you need, interrupting it as needed, and picking up where you left off.

There's no need to download files via ftp.


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