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Re: Cygwin installing too much stuff

On Tue, 17 May 2005 14:31:45 -0700, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> I have a reasonably healthy Cygwin installation that I typically use to
> build various HLL compilers.  One of these compilers needed the "zip"
> tool in order to be built.   So I fired up Cygwin and clicked to install
> "zip."  Well, instead of doing just that, it also started installing
> Ruby, and TeTex, and seemingly a whole bunch of other things.  I know
> for fact that the simple "zip" tool is not dependent upon this stuff, so
> I am wondering why Cygwin is installing it all.
> It is irritating because I'm on a dialup, and I just wanted to grab the
> small "zip" tool and keep going with my real work.  Instead I'm waiting
> waiting waiting waiting on piles of downloads that I'm too lazy to go in
> and figure out.
> Guesses and conjectures:
> - is Cygwin pushing new versions of stuff I previously downloaded?

No. Only if it is installed.

> - is Cygwin just fulfilling a broken download I started earlier?


You always get the dependencies and updates (until you manually
deselect them).


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