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Re: Setup: 'Download From Internet' creates 'c:/cygwin/etc/setup'
- From: Brian Keener <bkeenerReMoVeAnTiSpAm at thesoftwaresource dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:15:05 EST
- Subject: Re: Setup: 'Download From Internet' creates 'c:/cygwin/etc/setup'
- References: <20041216151525.GA1084@home>
- Reply-to: Brian Keener <bkeenerReMoVeAnTiSpAm at thesoftwaresource dot com>
> Internet Option'. Files were saved to the root of a currently empty D:/
> Ordinarily I'd just delete the 'c:/cygwin/etc/setup' dirs and files as
> they seem to contain summmary download-specific information, but I'm
> wondering why this folder was created where it was. Maybe if I had
> selected 'Install from Internet' and picked 'c:/cygwin' (on this
> machine) for the installation directory (neither of which is the case),
> it might make more sense.
Since you selected Download only then setup bypassed the question for the Root
Directory for the install but defaulted to C:\cygwin and as you point out the
C:\cygwin\etc\setup directory has summary download and log information for the
install. It would normally place it whereever you installed Cygwin but since
this was a download only - it had to assume where that might be. I remember
seeing this before and wondered where else we might place these setup files
when it is a download only - at one time I beleive these were actually kept as
part of the download directory and then later moved to /etc/setup but I am not
100% on that.
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