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Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?!
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: <luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 07:41:56 +0100
- Subject: Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?!
- References: <20030627025156.0863E34C59@nevin.research.canon.com.au>
> On 18 Jun, To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
> Fergus replied:
>> 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
>> and so nothing (except the current setup.ini) will be downloaded.
>> There are ways of downloading an installation set that involve
>> blinding Windows to your installed Cygwin. Not difficult. Discussed on
>> 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.
By far the best way to download and maintain an installation set is Michael
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