Questions about Cygwin's setup...

Masterson, Dave
Thu Jan 25 11:56:00 GMT 2001

Oh.  Yeah, I could do that, but it seems to be a bit of overkill.  I mean I
think the steps you are suggesting are:

* Wget automatically mirrors *.tar.gz files from (or

* I occassionally use Setup.exe to unpackage the new *.tar.gz's and update
my central area.

It would seem that it would be just as easy to use Setup for both steps...?

-----Original Message-----
From: Earnie Boyd [ ]
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 10:46 AM
To: Masterson, Dave
Cc: 'Earnie Boyd'
Subject: Re: Questions about Cygwin's setup...

"Masterson, Dave" wrote:
> Hmmm.  Wget is not a complete answer.  What if my "user" doesn't want to
> mirror it on his system because he feels the network access to the server
> fast enough?  Also, there is still the issue of the registry entries
> (remember, I'm not "installing" it on the user's system).

I was suggesting the the "Cygwin Administrator" use wget to mirror
Cygwin for the "Central Repository" to get the most up to date
versions.  The "Cygwin Administrator" would then update the "Central
Repository".  I wasn't suggesting that every user mirror Cygwin, that
wouldn't be necessary.


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