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Re: Very Slow Setup Parsing / was Re: Segmentation Faults

On Wed, 3/22/17, Ken Brown <> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Very Slow Setup Parsing / was Re: Segmentation Faults
 Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:10 PM
 On 3/22/2017 11:59 AM,
 Ian Lambert via cygwin wrote:
 > I've
 now downloaded a complete cygwin mirror
 onto a networked storage, done a new install, and
 > cygwin works OK again. However, doing
 updates or
 > package installs is (1)
 extremely slow, and (2) giving
 > a below
 reported permissions problem.
 > (1) Slowness. After the setup initial
 steps and pointing
 > to the local install
 location, I get to the following display
 > for 10s of minutes to hours (see log
 excerpt farther down).
 > It eventually
 goes to the next step. There is a very
 low, steady network traffic during the delay. This
 > storage and network is usually fast for
 other things,
 > including during actual
 package installs.
 You might
 want to checkout the '-m --mirror-mode' option to
 = = = = =
Works great! Hoping my mirror stays "clean."

I missed the discussions of this "new" option, 
and documentation is the last thing to be updated.


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