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* I live in the Philippines and the nearest cygwin mirror site is ftp://ftp.ntu.edu.tw/pub/cygwin
Basically you can use old IE to browse the ftp site and open it in Windows explorer and download, but with literally hundreds of files in there that procedure will take ages.
You can use an FTP client like FileZilla if you like.
Personally I prefer GNU wget (I don’t like GUI apps that much).
If you already have an existing Cygwin installation then you can just use the wget installed there (you did install wget didn’t you?). If you don’t have that luxury, you can download the Windows port to wget here.
Then just open up Cygwin console (or Windows command prompt) and do:
wget -r ftp://ftp.ntu.edu.tw/pub/cygwin/release/
Take note that the target url is the release directory. There are other directories in there (like release-legacy/) and you don’t really want that.
It’s more than 6GB so be ready. You can choose to ignore Gnome, KDE and even X.Org if you’re not really running X so the download would be much smaller. I’ll leave it up to you on how to ignore certain folders using wget.
In another post I’ll get you up speed on how to update this package list so you don’t have to download everything again in case a new version comes up — only the newer packages should be downloaded.