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Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages
On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 07:33:57PM -0400, 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.
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