[osgeo4w-dev] [osgeo4w] #43: change default setup cache dir to %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\var\cache\setup\

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Fri Jan 30 13:53:26 EST 2009

#43: change default setup cache dir to %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\var\cache\setup\
 Reporter:  maphew       |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev at lists.osgeo.org
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                        
 Priority:  major        |   Milestone:                             
Component:  Installer    |     Version:                             
 Keywords:  setup, apt   |  
 Please consider changing the default cache for osgeo4w-setup.exe to
 %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\var\cache\setup\.  This would enable wiki:pkg-apt to share
 the cache with a minimum of fuss.

 The install root is set in step #3 "OSGeo4W Setup - Choose Installation
 Directory", while cache is set in step #4 ""OSGeo4W Setup - Select Local
 Package Directory". So I think it should be possible.

 - Slightly more difficult to erase o4w and start over. With the default
 package directory in the same folder as osgeo-setup.exe one can simply
 delete %OSGEO4W_ROOT% and run setup again without forcing a new download.
 If the packages are under %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\var deletion needs to be more
 selective.  In my opinion the tradeoff is worth it. We can write a "delete
 all but download cache" script if need be.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/43>
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