setup.exe -s (--site) option not working

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]
Sat Jan 21 23:40:00 GMT 2012

David King sent the following at Friday, January 20, 2012 8:33 AM
>On Jan 18, 2012, at 12:21 PM, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
>> David King sent the following at Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:14 PM
>>> cygwin install, version 2.763
>>> I created a batch file to auto install cygwin with some packages (see
>>> below). When I run the batch file from a command prompt, it just outputs
>>> "getUrlToStream failed" multiple times before it ends. If I take out
>>> the -s option and run the batch file, the gui displays and stops on the
>>> page to choose a download site and then the next page goes into the
>>> package selection gui. If I quit the gui installer at that point, and
>>> then re-run my batch file, the install performs perfectly. My best guess
>>> is that it's loading the previously selected download site in one of the
>>> generated setup files. Is this a known issue or is there a workaround?
>>> The batch file is here:
>>> The output saved to my setup.log is here:
>> My GUESS is that setup cannot guess what directory of
>> to look in.  The links to mirrors on point
>> to directories, not to the roots of the servers  Try
>> with or without the training slashes, or maybe
>Thank you very much Barry. That was the exact problem. I was using the
>urls specified by the gui mirror download list. Here's my working batch
>file in case anybody is curious:
>setup.exe ^
>--disable-buggy-antivirus ^
>--quiet-mode ^
>--site ^
>--packages ^

Perhaps an elaboration of how to specify the URL this should be added to
setup's help and documentation.

- Barry
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