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Re: for the brave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 2:31 AM
> Robert Collins wrote:
> > ===
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Charles Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >>Oops -- more problems. I can't "install from local directory".
> >>whines that it is "Unable to get setup.ini from setup.ini" (??)
> > Is this reproducible? What does your local dir look like (what
> > setup.ini's does it have, and what does the top dir show in ls -l)
> Yes it is reproducible. The local dir is on a samba share and looks
> $ ls -l //polgara/private/software/windows/cygwin
> drwxr-xr-x 1 Administ None 0 Jan 12 05:04 contrib
> drwxr-xr-x 1 Administ None 0 Jan 16 23:44 latest
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administ None 2543725 Jan 19 23:13 setup-new.exe
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administ None 218112 Nov 29 05:44 setup.exe
> -rw-r--r-- 1 Administ None 52399 Jan 20 23:01 setup.ini
> -rw-r--r-- 1 Administ None 335 Jan 20 20:19 setup.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 Administ None 335 Jan 20 20:19 setup.log.full
> setup-new.exe is the one from CVS. setup.exe is the one from the
> Note that if I remove setup.ini/log/full and run setup-new in "install
> from internet" mode, the new setup does NOT recreate .ini/log/full and
> I'm left with an .ini-less local dir (but it WILL download and parse
> setup.ini from the internet, and download/install the chosen packages.
> BUT, I have NO idea where it put them -- e.g. cygwin-1.3.8-1.tar.bz2
> NOT get saved into latest/cygwin/ even though it WAS successfully
Very strange. Did you get a new folder of the form http:%.... ?
Is //polgara/private/software/windows/cygwin the path you enter in
'choose local dir' ?
> However, the good news is that if I run setup-new in "install from
> dir" mode, with this ini-less directory, setup-new.ini will
> parse the local latest and contrib directories and present me with
> of packages in the misc group -- so at least that works.
> Hmmm...I note that setup-new is appending stuff to /setup.log and
> rewriting /setup.log.full -- that is, it doesn't write this info into
> //polgara/private/.... (No, there is no /setup.ini and there is no
> latest/contrib tree under /)
Thanks, you've just given me a big hint, on a related issue :}.