Setup.exe: all files in one common directory? (not per-server)

Christopher Faylor
Sat Dec 6 03:56:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 06:41:21PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>sowiso wrote:
>>and so on.  __I cannot do anything about this.__ You see?  If I do want
>>to avoid this, I must always use the same mirror.  And what if it's
>>unaccessible due to a server downtime?
>Yes, when downloading it will create the files under the mirror's
>filename.  That's by design because different mirrors can have
>different views of what the latest packages are (and thus different
>setup.ini files and so on.) What I'm saying is that later on when you
>do the "install from local dir" step you should be able to continue to
>specify F:\CygwinInstall\ as the local package directory and it should
>automatically recursively scan the contents of all the different mirror
>dirs found under that directory and offer to install the union of all
>of them.

And, there is nothing new happening here.  This has been the way
setup.exe has operated for many years.


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