> From: Anton Shepelev <anton****@gmail*****> > Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 14:09:54 +0300 > > Eli, do I understand you correctly that after I extract the > packages preserving the paths relatively the MinGW root, > they will be considered installed, or will it only let > mingw-get prefer their local copy while installing instead > of trying to download it? I fear simply putting the files at > correct locations is not always sufficient for proper > installation, as some metadata may need to be updated e.g. > for build systems to detect available libraries. I see many > downloaded pacakges under > > var\cache\mingw-get\packages\ > > Perhaps I can manually fill that directory, and the MinGW > installer will use it? I don't use mingw-get, I always install packages manually by unpacking the archives I download from the MinGW download site. I never had any problems in any of the MinGW packages with this technique. (The only exception is MSYS: ISTR that I did use mingw-get back when I installed that originally, but it was a long time ago, and MSYS doesn't get any updates, so I never needed to update it.) So I don't think you need to worry about this. > By the way, you might be intereseted in modern browsers > specially adapted for Windows XP: Pale Moon, Mypal, and > Extreme Explorer. I'm still using Firefox ESR 52.9.0. But thanks for the info, I will check those out. > I also want to thank Keith for supporting older Windows > versions. Seconded.