[osgeo4w-dev] Download from mirror?

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Mon Mar 28 12:58:47 EDT 2011

Hi Andrea,

For a workaround until someone can (re)add this to setup.exe the command 
line apt installer can use "--mirror=URL" syntax. Local paths need to 
use "file:///d:/path/to/packages" format.

The mirror used is remembered for future invocations, meaning you have 
to change it back to the default manually, e.g.:

    apt --mirror=http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w update

pkg-apt: http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-apt


matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax

On 18/03/2011 2:50 AM, andrea antonello wrote:
> Hi all, how difficult would it be to enable mirror choosing for the
> osgeo4w installer?
> Since I remember the cygwin installer has the mirrors tab, I was
> trying to understand if that one had only been "hidden".
> Given all the problems that are occurring in several countries in
> downloading from the main repo, it would be very nice to be able to
> choose a mirror.
> I tried to pass the mirror address to the installer via --site option,
> but it doesn't work.
> Thanks,
> Andrea
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