Failure download cygwin

Sun May 13 14:37:00 GMT 2018

At 09:20 AM 5/12/2018, Brian Inglis wrote:
>On 2018-05-12 09:06, david wrote:
> > I tried to install the full collection from cygwin 64-bit. Yes, I 
> know "you
> > really don't want to do that", but nevertheless, I do.
> > Using three different download mirrors, I find a large number of packages
> > have failed. A partial list is given below. In the past, the download has
> > succeeded, and yes, it took hours.
> > Please advise.
> > My most recent download attempt was from
> >
> > Download failures: (partial list)
>You may be more successful if you preload your local package cache using e.g.
>wget -m, with some retry (and rate) limiting options, from your 
>closest, lowest
>latency, fastest transfer rate, http mirror.

I followed your suggestion, but still had problems.  After some more 
experiments, I figured out that the file names were too long, and 
thus the downloads failed.  Unfortunately, this was not diagnosed by 
"setup", which, in my opinion, should not allow a download to start 
if the file names won't fit in the current Windows.  I assume 
(perhaps incorrectly), that there is a limit to package name length.

For example, I used as the directory
and the selection of the download site made it
which is getting pretty long.

Thanks for the download pointer; it helped me isolate the problem.


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