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Re: local cygwin mirror

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 04:48:45PM -0500, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>On Sat, 11 Mar 2006, Brian Dessent wrote:
>> Stuart McGraw wrote:
>>>- setup.exe's idea of what to download seems to depend on what is
>>>installed on the download machine.  Is there some way to tell setup.exe
>>>to only download new/updated packages that are not already in the
>>>download directory, and not pay any attention to what is installed?  I
>>>find it a very confusing program to use.
>>You could try temporarily renaming out of the way
>>/etc/setup/installed.db so that setup thinks there are no packages
>>installed.  It will then try to download all selected packages that are
>>not already in the local download dir.  It should be obvious that you'd
>>do this with the "download only" option and not actually try to install
>>anything in this state.
>I wonder if it would make sense to add a "Pure Download" checkbox that
>is only enabled when "Download Only" is selected, with the net effect
>of ignoring installed.db?  Just an idea for the archives...

No, please.  I don't think we need YA option to confuse people and, as
has been previously mentioned, "setup.exe is not a mirroring program".


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