Creating CD of installation packages: Download incomplete. Try again?

Andrey Repin
Wed Nov 28 09:04:00 GMT 2012

Greetings, Paul!

> As I mentioned in my original message, I tried to create a directory of
> installation packages that mirror my current cygwin installation so that I can
> install the same packages on another PC.  Say the original path for the
> installation packages was c:/cygwin/LocalPkg.  For the downloaded packages from
> which I would create an installation CD, I created c:/cygwin/LocalPkg/pkgImg.  I
> chose "Download without installing" in setup.exe and "Reinstall" in the Select
> Packages phase.  However, the download fails repeatedly regardless of the mirror
> specified.  Fortunately, in the initial download attempt, most of the download
> was completed before the failure.  In order to fetch only the missing packages,
> I identified the missing packages as:

>    _autorebase 000164-1
>    _update-info-dir 01088-1
>    libpoppler19 0.18.4-2

> Unfortunately, I can only select Keep or Uninstall.  There is no choice to
> Reinstall regardless of whether the Keep or Cur radio buttons are selected.  Why
> would this be, and how can I select Reinstall so that the packages are
> downloaded into c:/cygwin/LocalPkg/pkgImg?

> If there is no solution to that, would it be a good idea to simply copy the
> corresponding folder from the actual local package directory c:/cygwin/LocalPkg
> to the corresponding location in c:/cygwin/LocalPkg/pkgImg?  I can't just test
> this on a whim because I have to prepare the CD at home then arrange for an
> administrator to install it in the office.

Simple solution would be to remove these packages from cache and download
them anew, when you doing a new install.

Andrey Repin ( 28.11.2012, <12:58>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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