new setup.exe in cvs!

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Mon Jul 10 12:24:00 GMT 2000


On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 03:15:27PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>I think the old setup used the user mount table too.

Yep.

>>If I choose 'install from the internet' a mirror of latest is created
>>on my harddisk.
>
>Not quite.  It only downloads the files it actually needs, but it does
>preserve the directory structure that it found them in.  This "trick"
>allows setup to read a previously-downloaded mirror or CD-ROM, since
>the directory structure is the same.  Plus, the download-only option
>acts like a mirror program, copying the structure and skipping files it
>already has.
>
>The old setup did the same thing, but removed them all right before
>exiting.

The old setup left the files around but it didn't duplicate the
sourceware structure.

cgf


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