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Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?! (potential FAQ entry)
- From: <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 15:43:02 +0100
- Subject: Re: Download from internet = 1Mb?! (potential FAQ entry)
- Reply-to: <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
> CGF wrote
>> FWIW, the above is exactly how I would do this.
I'll never be so happy again.
This makes me think that the first suggested route "umount - rename -
download - rename - remount" is probably better (safer, whatever) than the
second suggested route, just "rename - download - rename". (And it's what
you would do if you wanted to *install*, not just download, a 2nd Cygwin
architecture on 1 machine, maybe to compare Base with Full, or something.)
If you think it ought to become a FAQ, do I have to do anything, or does
somebody else pick it up here?
> Igor wrote
>> It looks like either setup.exe or some packages
>> have a hard-wired dependence on c:\cygwin,
>> and that should be fixed.
The ghost c:\cygwin\ that was created during this "blinded" download
contained exactly one file, being c:\cygwin\etc\setup\timestamp. It was a
Default = Base download. I haven't tried it with
http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/setup-2.364.exe which might behave better.
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