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Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages

On Sun, 4 May 2003, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski <> wrote:
> > See <> and
> > <>.  IOW, try a
> > snapshot (from <>).
> Thanks, this is much better. The time necessary to process an installion
> of "all" on an empty system fell from 10 minutes to 2 seconds!
> I'm new to Cygwin, so I don't know who's in charge of these things, but
> this seems to me to be such a great improvement that I don't understand
> why the new version isn't the one normally used. I'm sure that many new
> users simply conclude, after waiting several minutes, that the Setup
> program isn't working and give up.
> Even looking at the FAQ doesn't help, since it warns that this process
> can take "a second or two", not ten minutes. Furthermore, the FAQ warns
> that "snapshots are risky", which doesn't encourage new users to try
> the latest version of Setup.


There is no need to Cc: me, I'm on the list.  I've specifically set the
Reply-To: header to point to the list, please make sure your mailer honors
that.  Thanks.

FYI, Rob Collins is in charge of setup releases.  Rob, care to comment on
the above?  If a new release is out, there's probably no need to update
the FAQ.
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