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Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm dot ca>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 19:35:20 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 4 May 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Sun, 4 May 2003, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> > Igor Pechtchanski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > See <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-04/msg01150.html> and
> > > <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-04/msg01172.html>. IOW, try a
> > > snapshot (from <http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/>).
> > 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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