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Re: setup.exe - un-attended installation support
On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 09:14:43AM -0500, Duane Ellis wrote:
>I support an internal development group and I need to have a number of
>people install and use cygwin.
>I've had more then a few problems with "Human Factors Problems"
> - Missed packages that should have been installed but where not...
> - Wrong versions installed
> - Newer versions - that caused problems... [I have not fixed yet]
> - Package not present on the mirror they choose
> - Mirror they choose is not reachable right now for some reason
>In a perfect world this is what I'd like to have:
I'm not sure of your intent in providing the above laundry list but,
assuming that it was more than just frustrated venting about possible
cockpit problems, in a perfect world, people who report bugs would also
provide details about the bugs rather than just making assertions of
- What packages were missing?
- What was the "wrong version" installed and what was the mechanism via
which a wrong version was installed? Was it specifically selected?
- What newer versions caused problems and what were the problems?
- What package was not present on a mirror?
- How would you expect an unreachable mirror to be handled in setup.exe,
given that the fact that a mirror which is unreachable by you may be
reachable by others? (You do understand that the mirrors list is
automatically checked and updated on a regular basis, right?)
See http://cygwin.com/problems.html for hints on the kind of details
we need to fix reported problems.
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