How to make setup.exe download everything?

Michael A Chase mchase@ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 2 13:18:00 GMT 2002


On Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:02:03 -0500 "elfyn-cygwin@mail.exposure.org.uk" <elfyn-cygwin@mail.exposure.org.uk> wrote:

> If what you mean is to download *all* of the cygwin release you can do that
> using the cygwin installer (http://cygwin.com/setup.exe) option `Download
> From Internet' and set your download directory to wherever on the windows
> filesystem you want to store the downloaded release. Just click through the
> skip's in the package selector on all of the packages.
> 
> If your doing this to put on data medium, e.g. CD-ROM's, the directory
> structure setup.exe creates (url encoded mirror urls) aren't compatible
> with JOILET standard. Im my situation dealing with standalone machines I
> just archive the directory containing the release and burn it to a cdr.

I'd suggest creating a directory to hold release/, setup.exe, and
setup.ini.  Sometimes setup.exe doesn't react well to looking in x:\
directly.  It is also useful to have setup.exe and setup.ini in your base
directory.

> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Francis Litterio franl@world.std.com
> Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:08:21 -0500
> To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Subject: How to make setup.exe download everything?
> 
> 
> I recently tried to use setup.exe to download everything from the latest
> Cygwin release, but setup.exe only lets me download packages that are
> not already installed.
> 
> I need to download everything so I can instal Cygwin on a non-networked
> machine, can anyone tell me how to use setup.exe to download packages
> that I already have installed?

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