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Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 22:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Setup very slow after choosing packages
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 4 May 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.
> >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.
> Why do so many people miss the perfect opportunity to use the cygwin slogan?
> Q: Why isn't something working the way I think it should be?
> A: Because we're mean. (TM)
I think we really need that mean otter pic to remind us... Anyone working
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