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Re: Downloading Cygwin under Linux ....
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at HiWAAY dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:21:33 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Downloading Cygwin under Linux ....
- References: <43CEFCF4.9050605@HiWAAY.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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 ftp.ale.org & 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
> 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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