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Re: Pending setup patches (issue 10)
Robert Collins wrote:
Seriously though: How often do you install from local directory?
Every time I test one of my package releases before uploading it to
sources.redhat.com. Heck, I even locally test package installation
before putting them on my cygutils/testing site!
And when I'm on dialup. Unless the new-n-improved setup supports
resume, I prefer to download using wget -c when I'm on an unreliable
connection. Too many times I've waited half an hour for, oh, binutils,
and then setup complains about a download glitch, and erases the
partially downloaded file. Note that this is NOT a high priority fix
for setup: if it can't do resumable downloads, there are ways around
that -- that's what local repos are FOR, after all: when you need to
download via some other method or machine.
should *only* be used when there is no network connection available.
Or when your network connection sucks. Or when you're developing local
packages for eventual 'setup-ability'.