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Re: setup dies on local install
- From: Steve Miller <doctor_clyde at yahoo dot com>
- To: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 19:28:16 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: setup dies on local install
In one word.... oh.
Didn't think that setup could do that ... but....
I didn't try setup.exe in the first place 'cause I was
on a Linux box. It might be nice if there were some
way to download w/o resorting to an exe file.
When I get the chance, I'll run setup.exe from a
Windows machine w/ a CD burner.
Thanks. That stuff you'll feel as I shake your hand
will be my hair....
--- Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com> wrote:
> Did you use Setup to do the download, or did you use
> some other tool?
> If it was the latter, then most likely you did not
> create the proper
> directory naming convention required by Setup.exe.
> As for providing Cygwin in a single grotesque
> tarball, that's really
> infeasible. Updates happen frequently, and each
> update would require a
> new multi-hundred-megabyte tarball. Furthermore,
> many (probably most)
> users would be required to download far more data
> than they want or need.
> Check for the very recent posts about how to
> download under the
> Subject: "Re: Setup "Download from Internet"
> This whole business comes under the "going against
> the grain" theme.
> You're going to have much better luck, far fewer
> headaches and keep you
> hair a lot longer if you do things the way they're
> intended to be done.
> Furthermore, you're going to be told that "rolling
> your own"
> installation procedure is not (kindly) supported
> Randall Schulz
> At 17:43 2003-02-27, Steve Miller wrote:
> >I downloaded everything labeled "base" and whatever
> >else I wanted from a Cygwin mirror...
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