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Re: Downloading Cygwin under Linux ....

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:

> .... I searched the main cygwin archives & found a thread on installing
> Cygwin using Linux. It recommended just WGET-ing or FTP-ing the whole
> release directory along w/ setup.exe & setup.ini & get on with it.
> However .... I poked around on & observed that there were
> usually 2 copies of packages in each subdir, both source & binary (4
> packages total). I am a bit tight on disk space, is there a way to
> automatically download *only* the latest binary of each package ?

You can parse setup.ini, extract the latest version filenames, and only
pull those.

> Better yet, is there a Linux version of setup.exe ? TIA

No, setup.exe is a pure Windows program.  You can probably compile the ini
file parser on Linux, since it's just lex/yacc, but the rest of the code
probably won't build.
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