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From: "Michael A Chase" <mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com>
To: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>,
"Max Bowsher" <maxb AT ukf DOT net>, <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Setup.exe release-candidate
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 06:17:00 -0800
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Max Bowsher" <maxb AT ukf DOT net>; <cygwin AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 04:35
Subject: RE: Setup.exe release-candidate

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Bowsher [mailto:maxb AT ukf DOT net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 11:32 PM

> > At 11:00 AM 3/15/2002, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > >Hi - Could someone tell me what the reason behind making setup put
> packages
> > >in directories named for the mirror they came from? I'm sure there
> > >was a good reason, I just can't figure it out.
> >
> > It's to support selecting packages from multiple mirrors.  See the
> > email archives for more in depth discussions on this topic.
>
> I searched, but did not find. The point of my original
> question was this: At the moment, every so often, I merge the
> mirror directories into my old-style main directory by hand.
> If I produced a patch to add a 'tidy download directories'
> option to setup, that did this, would people say "that's
> helpful" or "that's stupid".

]They would say "Something like that was planned eventually anyway -
]thank you very much for helping".

I'm copying this to cygwin-apps instead of cygwin.

I was planning to do this once the new setup.exe was released and the source
merged, but have absolutely no objection to Max doing it.

My feeling is that the site specific directories are a distraction.  When
downloading, the newest setup.ini found should be the only one saved.  Even
if site specific setup.ini's are desirable, the archive files should still
only be saved in the base tree.
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