Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#43 closed enhancement (wontfix)

change default setup cache dir to %OSGEO4W_ROOT%\var\cache\setup\

Reported by: maphew Owned by: osgeo4w-dev@…
Priority: major 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.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by maphew, 14 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

better to go the other way around, have apt use ./var/cache/setup/last-cache the same as setup.exe

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