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Re: [PATCH 1/4] Add the last element of URL path to site chooser, if interesting.

On 10/03/2011 08:52, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar  9 12:40, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 29 November 2010 12:57, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Nov 26 13:48, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>>> Currently, for example, if I manually add the site
>>>> to setup's mirror list, I get two indistinguishable entries named
>>>> Furthermore, because the code to ensure the site just added is selected uses the string inside the list control
>>>> to locate elements, we end up with a random one of those two indistinguishable entries selected (usually the
>>>> previously existing one).
>>>> This problem also prevents the selected sites being correctly saved and restored for the next setup run.
>>>> So, to make the site chooser list entries unique and distinguishable, add the last element of the URL path to
>>>> the site chooser, if it exists and isn't 'cygwin' (or some other alternatives used by current mirrors)
>>> That sounds a bit problematic.  So two URLs on the same machine might
>>> again end up as the same string, undistinguishable, just because they
>>> both end in the same directory name?  And there are (right now) four
>>> such directory names, which are treated identically.
>>> Don't get me wrong.  It's certainly better than what we have today,
>>> and the full URL is almost unreadable.  Nevertheless, I'd be more happy
>>> with a solution which fixes this problem even for such border cases...
>> In the apparent absence of further work on this, it would be nice to
>> see Jon's patch going in anyway, which most importantly addresses the
>> issue for Cygwin Ports mirrors, without making anything worse.
> Jon, are you still working on a different version?

Still waiting for inspiration to strike :-)

The patch as it stands is pretty wrong. As I think I wrote elsewhere, the
proper test for 'interesting' is if the URL originally came from

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