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Re: Broken setup.ini

Please keep the conversation on list

Garry Heaton wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Garry Heaton wrote:
>>> I recently updated my Cygwin to 1.3.20 and I save all downloads to
>>> the ftp directory within C:\Cygwin before installing from the local
>>> directory. The problem is that, over time, the setup.log file seems
>>> to have lost track of what I've downloaded such that I can't install
>>> packages that I've downloaded. Some categories are completely
>>> missing, such as "System". I can't start from scratch again as I'm
>>> on a 29k dial-up connection. Is there any way of re-initialising
>>> the setup.log 
>>> and re-installing what I've already downloaded?
>>> This problem seems to develop when downloads are unsuccessful, for
>>> whatever reason. It seems the setup.log gets it wrong somewhere.
>> setup.log is irrelevant. It is a plain text human readable log.
>> setup.ini is the important file. It should be re-downloaded every
>> time you use setup.exe in a "from Internet" mode.
>> Max.
> So what accounts for setup.ini missing the packages I've already
> downloaded and my "from local directory" version having missing
> categories? 

I guess it is corrupt. Let setup fetch a new one.


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