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Re: Add Download Manager to Cygwin Setup

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003, Daniel Morgan wrote:

> Hello Cygwin Developers,
> When I am trying to install various things via Cygwin setup.exe, it stops
> downloading stuff for some reason.  This maybe due to my internet connection
> or router.  I have DSL.
> I was wondering if the setup.exe could be modified to automatically
> re-start downloading the current file it stopped on.  The timeout could
> be 20 seconds before restarting for example.  This way I could get the
> entire Cygwin with no problem.  Otherwise, I have to restart setup.exe a
> dozen times, select a few more packages, and try to download those
> packages...

It certainly could.  IIRC, restarting partial downloads was on the setup
TODO list at some point (maybe it still is -- I'm too lazy to look).
FWIW, <>.

> Now, if I could get the cvs software to do that too, I could participate in
> open source software projects again.
> Thanks in advance,
> Daniel

Doesn't CVS do this already?  BTW, you can also use wget to download
source tarballs...
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