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Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?!
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:51:56 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?!
On 18 Jun, To: email@example.com wrote:
> The mirror is 1.2Gb, and I wanted to just write a copy of the install
> set to take home. So my idea was to choose "download from internet",
> and burn that.
> Trouble is, that option results in a 1Mb download (I think all it does
> is download setup.exe).
> Even a "Download from Internet" will only download what you need. If your
> machine has an up-to-date Cygwin installation then you don't need anything
> and so nothing (except the current setup.ini) will be downloaded.
> There are ways of downloading an installation set that involve temporarily
> blinding Windows to your installed Cygwin. Not difficult. Discussed on the
> mailing list at various times ... can be more specific if you want.
Yes, please, Fergus, I would like to know. Even knowing a Subject line
to search for in the archive would be fine.
Apologies for not following up on this staright away.
I only just found the reply, because I only recently (partly) worked out
what caused all list mail to me from Cygwin to be dumped to /dev/null,
starting about a month ago. So I only just now visited the archive to
see if anyone had replied. :-(
(The cause seems related to file size limits that can hit cat when
appending to a large file.)
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