single point of failure: server machine for setup.exe

Christopher Faylor
Fri Mar 22 21:07:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 04:42:48PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>On 3/22/2013 4:03 PM, Alexander Stohr wrote:
>>you rellly got what i was telling you?  tons of mirrored data were
>>rendered useless to the world due to the fact that a single initial or
>>key element was missing from the web.
>This was an announced outage of the site for a server upgrade.  I
>expect most have recovered from the temporary inconvenience by now, as
>you have.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Also, it's not just setup.exe which is necessary for installation.  The
mirrors list used by setup.exe comes from  So, even if
setup.exe had been included in the release area, you wouldn't have been
able to install unless you had a copy of the release area on disk.


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