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Re: Failure download cygwin

On 5/13/18, david  wrote:
> 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.
> Brian:
> 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
>    d:\arch\archiven\cygwin.2.10.0
> and the selection of the download site made it
> d:\arch\archiven\cygwin.2.10.0\ftp%3a%2f%2flinux.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de%2fcygwin%2f
> which is getting pretty long.

Which is only 7 characters longer than my download directory:

and has things like
 Directory of C:\cygwin\packages\http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin%2f\noarch\release\texlive-collection-fontsrecommended
06/17/2017  06:21 AM        92,157,056

Have you tried using a http:// mirror?


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