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Re: Setup bug

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was just updating my Cygwin installation (hoping 1.5.0 would be there to
> test-drive it) and found it failing a couple of times while downloading a
> file from XFree (which is apparently a dependancy of something I use).
> Aftet that, Setup asked me wheter I would like to try again - I said "OK"
> and added some mirrors to the selection.
> Setup then proceeded to download the same file several times, and letting
> the progress indicator run up to about 800% (I have four mirrors selected
> in the list).
> There is no mention of any of this in the setup logs at /var/log.
> A screenshot is available here
> d4fc20b574c2f40ded669592898af35a  setup.jpg
> rlc


The >100% in the title is obviously a bug.  As for the incomplete
download, I just checked the MD5 sums, and they seem correct, both in
setup.ini and in md5.sum.  However, the timestamps on the files (on, at least) show that there was a 14 minute interval
between the uploads of XFree86-fscl-4.2.0-3.tar.bz2 and md5.sum, and
setup.ini was only updated an hour after the tarball:
    XFree86-fscl-4.2.0-3.tar.bz2               1960 Kb    Wed Jul 09 01:40:00 2003
    md5.sum                                     234 bytes Wed Jul 09 01:54:00 2003
    setup.ini                                   184 Kb    Wed Jul 09 02:40:00 2003 Configuration Settings

I'm assuming the times above are in PST, which would place your message
within the first 14-minute interval.  Someone on the cygwin-xfree list
complained about a download problem with the same package, about an hour
after you (which puts the time he tried downloading it in the same
timeslot).  At a guess, it was a download/update race condition, and you
got unlucky.
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