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Re: Setup problem: incomplete nonexistent package

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, luke.kendall wrote:

> We have a local cygwin mirror (of  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!).

> luke

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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