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RE: setup.exe what versions ?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: David Balazic <david dot balazic at hermes dot si>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:58:08 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: setup.exe what versions ?
- References: <600B91D5E4B8D211A58C00902724252C01BC0392@piramida.hermes.si>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Setup already supports versioned dependences. However, it was decided not
to use those, as it'll only add to the confusion. Simply upgrade to the
latest Cygwin, and things should work. If they don't, report a bug, and
it will be fixed eventually.
The message you quoted below was referring to the fact that when you
manually cycle through versions in the chooser, you will go through the
Test versions of packages as well. If you simply select "Curr" and don't
change package versions except to "Keep/Skip", you should not get Test
versions of anything. In general, it's best to go with the version
suggested by setup in a given mode and to not select a particular version
manually unless you know exactly what you're doing.
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, David Balazic wrote:
> What happened to that automatic dependency checking,
> that was talked about a few months ago ?
> And what about "test versions should not appear for selection if Exp is not
> choosen" ?
> I quote Larry Hall :
> Setup offers test versions to you even when
> you don't specify "Exp". But it's always done this. It's just more
> noticeable now. It will go away in a few weeks when 1.5.x becomes "Curr".
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski
> > Sent: 20. oktober 2003 16:38
> > On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, David Balazic wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I already have cygwin installed and want to install gcc ( I do not have
> > > it currently installed ).
> > >
> > > I run setup.exe, and have two options for gcc , versions 3.3.1-2 and 3.2-3.
> > >
> > > Now I had some problems last time with some experimental package
> > > versions that are not compatible to the rest and therefore do not work
> > > at all.
> > >
> > > So my question is, which gcc version is non-experimental ?
> > > The older version ?
> > > I there some simple rule ?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance !
> > > David
> > The simplest thing you can do is look at the announcements for each
> > version and see whether they mention anything special (like requiring
> > Cygwin 1.5.*). The announcements are in the cygwin-announce archives (at,
> > for example, <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/>). HTH,
> > Igor
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