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Re: cygwin.com unavailable from blueyonder/telewest uk
- From: Elfyn McBratney <elfyn at emcb dot co dot uk>
- To: Matt Fairtlough <matt at fairtlough dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 21:55:05 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Re: cygwin.com unavailable from blueyonder/telewest uk
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 29 Jul 2003, Matt Fairtlough wrote:
> I'm fresh to this list so please excuse if this is a common kind of
> I can't get to cygwin.com from my home PC. I wondered if this is
> because of problems with my telewest/blueyonder ISP; looking at the site
> from another ISP I don't see any problems. Whatever:
I use both Blueyonder and Freeserve and have no problems here, though this isn't
the first time someone has asked this.
I would try pinging cygwin.com or even a traceroute (ping and tracert from
cmd.exe/command.com) and see what you come up with. At a last shot, call the
support line (of Blueyonder) and ask them what's up.
> My question is: can I install cygwin without access to cygwin.com, and
> if so, how? Here is what I've done:
Unfortunately not as you have noticed below, setup.exe requires the file
mirrors.lst, which is located on cygwin.com .
> found a mirror site and downloaded setup.exe
> run setup.exe
> It can't get the list of mirrors, presumably because it can't contact
> cygwin.com. So setup fails. I tried downloading setup.bz2 as well in
> the hope that setup.exe would find it before trying to download it, but
> no joy.
> >From the FAQ:
> >If you are downloading from the internet, setup will fail if it cannot
> >download the list of mirrors at http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html. It
> >could be that the network is too busy. Similarly for an ftp download
> >site that isn't working. Try another mirror, or try again later.
> I would try another mirror if I knew how. Is there any way of
> configuring setup.exe not to use cygwin.com to get its list of mirror
> sites, or to specify exactly which mirror site should be used?
> any help much appreciated,
Sorry I can't help you more.
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