RFE: enhance setup.exe to used cached mirrors file

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Feb 8 08:31:00 GMT 2005

Yuk, top-posting.  Reformatted.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, linda w wrote:

> 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.
> 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.

The best way to second such requests is with a patch.  Remember,
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>. :-)
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