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Re: Searching full, portable Cygwin package for windows and NOT just the installer

Greetings, Ben!

> When I go to web page

> http://cygwin.com/

> then I can download CygWin from there (currently the file "setup-x86_64.exe").

> Unfortunately this file is just an installer which retrieves in turn
> several other files from Internet and remote servers.

> Since I have no overview what is downloaded from which server I distrust such installers in general.

> I prefer full packages which contains everything needed and can be
> inspected in advance (e.g. by virus scanners) before
> actual installation.

> 99,9% of all software is offered in such a way.

Cygwin per se is a single DLL (cygwin1.dll), not a "software" in a
way you perceive it.

> Why use Cygwin such a fishy distribution way?

Normal distribution way. 99.9% operating systems are distributed the same way.

> Is there really no full package to download?

Define "full package"? How "full"? "Package" of what?

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Sunday, February 4, 2018 23:54:12

Sorry for my terrible english...

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