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RE: Installing cygwin NOT from web

> From: Robert Collins [mailto:rbcollins at cygwin dot com]
> On Fri, 2003-03-14 at 09:10, Ross Smith wrote:
> > > No.
> > > Charles said that setup *ignores* the caches and skips what is
> > > installed.
> > > I said that setup will redownload what is in the cache.
> > 
> > I still don't understand the difference. He says it ignores 
> the cache
> > and downloads it all again. You say it ignores the cache 
> and downloads
> > it all again. Exactly the same thing.
> He says it ignores the cache and DOES NOT download it again.

He said:

> But as I understand it, setup.exe ignores the cache and looks only at
> what has been actually installed. So if you don't get all the files
> you want in a single session, and don't install, then you have
> problems.

That seems quite clear to me. Setup ignores what's in the cache;
anything that's already in the cache but wasn't installed will be
downloaded again, unnecessarily.

Ross Smith ...................... Pharos Systems, Auckland, New Zealand

        "It's never too soon to start planning, and, in fact,
                it's usually too late." -- Chad Orzel

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