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Re: Setup problem: incomplete nonexistent package
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 12:43:33 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Setup problem: incomplete nonexistent package
- References: <20040902092344.5D38B8513B@pessard.research.canon.com.au>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, luke.kendall wrote:
> We have a local cygwin mirror (of kernels.org). Recently, setup fails
> with the error that the package ssmtp-2.60.9-2 is incomplete.
> But we don't have that package in our mirror, and I don't have that
> package installed, as far as I can tell. So where is it getting this
> incomplete package from?
Look in /var/log/setup.log.full and /var/log/setup.log for clues. Also,
the "download incomplete" message results from a size inconsistency
between setup.ini (setup.bz2) and the actual package file, so check the
setup.ini on your mirror.
> Our ssmtp directory on our mirror looks like this:
> drwxrwsr-x 2 mirror postdrop 4096 Sep 1 16:31 .
> drwxrwsr-x 245 mirror postdrop 4096 Aug 31 18:40 ..
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 cameron postdrop 281 Aug 28 21:54 md5.sum
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 mirror postdrop 276 Jul 16 16:11 setup.hint
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 mirror postdrop 46738 Feb 19 2004 ssmtp-2.60.4-3-src.tar.bz2
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 mirror postdrop 22325 Feb 19 2004 ssmtp-2.60.4-3.tar.bz2
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 cameron postdrop 53716 Aug 28 19:20 ssmtp-2.60.9-3-src.tar.bz2
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 cameron postdrop 24503 Aug 28 19:20 ssmtp-2.60.9-3.tar.bz2
> I tried for 15 mins, combinations of trying to uninstall the various
> packages (ssmtp, but perl-manpages were another, and perl, and then
> ImageMagick ...), so right now I'm removing the entire Cygwin
> installation and am about to start again from scratch.
> Hmm, that was a serious mistake. Now I get incomplete downloads on
> more fundamental files. I think I'll assume our mirror is completely
> broken and install from the internet.
Before you do that, if you "Use IE5 Settings" in setup, turn off caching
in IE (or, rather, make it check the cached version every time you access
a file -- note: this is *not* the default!).
Also, read about the "upset" script if you want to have packages on your
local server in addition to the mirrored ones. Google for "upset script
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