The cygwin.cict.fr cygwin mirror used by the installer is being terribly slow and there's no way to choose a different mirror #18

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alavrik opened this Issue Nov 4, 2012 · 4 comments

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alavrik commented Nov 4, 2012

Right now, it is taking anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes to get a package download started from cygwin.cict.fr

I tried making requests from several different locations in the US with the same outcome.

For example:

 curl  cygwin.cict.fr >/dev/null
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  1871    0  1871    0     0     39      0 --:--:--  0:00:47 --:--:--   472

With these delays, cygwin installation is taking more than an hour.

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protz commented Nov 4, 2012

Do you have any alternative recommendation?

alavrik commented Nov 4, 2012

During manual cygwin setup, I would pick the first entry in the list of US mirrors. If I were to think for a second, it would probably be mirrors.kernel.org

But it would still be preferable to let users override the default one.

By the way, is it possible to install cygwin as a separate step before running the ocaml installer?

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protz commented Nov 4, 2012

It's just that I didn't want the users to have to make too many
choices, but having been just in the same situation a few days ago, I'm
inclined to disable picking a mirror by default.

And yes, you can install cygwin beforehand, the ocaml assistant will
just make sure that the right packages are installed. You may need to
check that the install locations match (c:\cygwin) but that's pretty
much all.

On Sun 04 Nov 2012 10:47:15 AM EST, Anton Lavrik wrote:

During manual cygwin setup, I would pick the first entry in the list
of US mirrors. If I were to think for a second, it would probably be
mirrors.kernel.org

But it would still be preferable to let users override the default one.

By the way, is it possible to install cygwin as a separate step before
running the ocaml installer?


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protz commented Aug 2, 2013

I've removed the default mirror choice 63ab072

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