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Re: Installing cygwin NOT from web

Randall R Schulz wrote:
> At 09:23 2003-03-19, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>> At 07:54 2003-03-19, Daniel Barclay wrote:
>>>> Why can't you download the files using any FTP/HTTP client and
>>>> operating system you want, transfer the files (or otherwise make
>>>> them visible) to a Windows system, and only then use setup.exe to
>>>> install the files from the Windows-visible directory?
>>> This is quite feasible, but a simple local mirror of the Cygwin
>>> distribution or any valid subset thereof (itself obtained from one
>>> of the public mirror sites, of course) will not be suitable for use
>>> by Setup.exe. There needs to be a renaming applied between the
>>> mirror host and the local mirror.
>> No. There is no need for renaming.
> Yes there is. The host name (including the scheme from the URL and the
> colon separating it from the host name) and the first slash that
> separates the host name from the directory name on the mirror server
> must be URL-encoded. Wget won't do this directly, though as my BASH
> script shows, the proper names can be derived and suitable options
> exist to get wget to put the files in the right place as it downloads
> them. 

Or, this directory structure works:

<lpd>/release/<whole tree of files>

Where <lpd> it the local package directory you specify in setup.


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