cygwin package server inside firewall, setup can't get list of download sites

Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 14 22:08:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 04:38:14PM -0500, george young wrote:
>[setup-2.427, Windows XP pro 5.1, experienced with linux X, not a windows or cygwin hacker]
>I need to have a local (partial) copy of the cygwin software tree
>to allow fast installs for many PC's.  This has to be inside our 
>corporate firewall.  I set up the data on a local ftp server.  
>When I run setup, I have to specify "Install from Internet"
>and "Direct Connection" to get to my ftp server, inside the firewall.  
>But then setup hangs "Can't get list of download sites..." because
>it's trying to get to some outside machine without proxy.  Is there 
>some way to force setup to get it's initial list of download sites
>from a local file, or from a locally specified host?
>And alas no, I can't fix my firewall to do the smart thing.
>If I have to, I suppose I can mount the software tree via samba
>and do "Install From Local Directory" from that share, but I'd
>rather avoid fetching hundreds of megabytes through samba...

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