[MinGW-Users] MinGW installer cannot download a pthreads package

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Anton Shepelev anton****@gmail*****
Sun Mar 28 23:53:23 JST 2021

Keith Marshall:

> Yes, I already said as much, in an earlier answer:
> ,----[https://osdn.net/projects/mingw/lists/archive/users/2021-January/000704.html]
> | An alternative is to download, using the browser, saving
> | the downloaded file in
> | $MINGW_ROOT/var/cache/mingw-get/packages, whence mingw-get can
> | install them, *without* requiring a continuing internet
> | connection.
> `------------
> Your "var\cache\mingw-get\packages\" is *identically* the
> same as my "$MINGW_ROOT/var/cache/mingw-get/packages"

I beg your pardon for not realising it the first time.

> I recently upgraded to Firefox-86.0, on my WinXP VM

I did not know it was possible.  When I try to download
Firefox from the official website, their keen-witted engine
checks my OS decides that may have only the old and dead
extended-support release of 52.9. How did you bypass it?

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