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Re: Failure download cygwin

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
> ftp://linux.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/cygwin
> 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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