setup Bug (?) in downloading from internet

Robert Collins
Mon Apr 29 04:24:00 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Max Bowsher" <>
To: <>

> But setup.exe has operated in the correct way in the past! Why write a
new tool,
> when fixing a bug in the current one would do all that needs to be

Because the current tool is more complex than it should be, and a new
tool can be accurately target. The current tool can then be simplified
somewhat (i.e. download only could go away if we had a (non cygwin
linked) mirroring tool. Or a variation of this.

> NB: I'm
> not saying 'go fix that now'. When (if? ;-) I find time to understand
the setup
> code, I will do this, if no one has beaten me to it.



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