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Re: Setup patch to keep test version if test version installed

Hey guys,

On Jan 28 21:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> These should fix the aforementioned bug I introduced, as well as another
> subtil problem when checking and unchecking the Bin/Src boxes.  If both
> boxes were deselected, the package got uninstalled without showing up in
> the "Pending" view.  I worked around that by setting the package state
> explicitely to "Uninstall" if both boxes got deselected.
> This version also introduces an experimental option -m/--mirror-mode.
> There's something bugging me for a long time as well.  We're running our
> own Cygwin mirror on a local Linux box.  The directory is mounted via
> NFS on my Windows boxes.  So, rather than installing from internet, I
> "Install from Local Directory", with the local directory being the
> NFS-mounted mirror directory.
> This works fine, except that, after parsing setup.ini, setup hangs
> unresponsive for about 2 minutes.  Only then the chooser window opens.
> It turned out that the 2 minutes are spent iterating throught the full
> set of packages and testing each package and each packageversion if the
> underlying package file exists in the download directory.
> Given that the directory is a mirror in my case, the test makes only
> marginal sense.  Therefore I added the -m option which avoids most file
> system access and only checks in a border case (installed version is not
> in setup.ini).
> If you're doing as I do, running a local mirror, you may welcome this
> option.  I just don't guarantee that it always works ;}  If you find a
> bug, don't hesitate to report it.

Did you test this version?  Is it ok to become the release version of


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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