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Re: HELP: cygwin setup.exe woes...
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, KevinGPO wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Now I want to download a complete cygwin (Interpreters, Development,
> > etc.) however it won't do that. All I get is 10MB downloaded files.
> > Somehow it has remembered my previous downloads... How can I get around
> > this? Cygwin never used to do this? or did it??
> Heh, if you think these are woes, you should see the complaints about the
> "Uncaught Exception"... :-)
> Setup is primarily an installer, not a download tool. As such, it won't
> even bother downloading packages that are already installed on the system.
> It knows what's installed by looking at /etc/setup/installed.db in your
> Cygwin tree. So, the simplest way to get it to temporarily "forget" what
> it has previously downloaded is to rename installed.db while downloading.
> Setup should re-create it, but if you only download (and not install)
> things, the new copy will be empty and can be replaced by the old. I
> wouldn't recommend actually installing anything with no installed.db, as
> it wouldn't be trivial to bring your system to a consistent state
> One other thing that seemed weird is you first downloading and then
> installing packages. If all you want is to install things, setup can do
> it in one shot (still retaining the cached download directory).
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