RFE: enhance setup.exe to used cached mirrors file (was Re: sourceware.org downtime)

linda w cygwin@tlinx.org
Tue Feb 8 08:29:00 GMT 2005

I 2nd this request -- wanted to install some other packages but was
blocked by the mirrors.txt download -- maybe it could use a cached
copy of mirrors.txt to look at other mirror files -- i.e. cache mirrors.txt
on the existing mirrors so if cygwin server is down, setup would use
existing mirrors to avoid a single point of failure -- but still
check mirrors.txt on cygwin.com if it was up. 


Alexey N. Solofnenko wrote:

> Would not it be great if Cygwin's setup did not just fail if 
> mirrors.lst is unavailable and continued with just last server in the 
> list? I tried to install Cygwin KDE, but setup was failing on a 
> completely unrelated to what I was doing problem.
> - Alexey.

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