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Re: Fw: help win winxp install

On 1/9/07, Eric Blake <> wrote:
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According to Morgan Gangwere on 1/9/2007 10:57 AM:
> an _example_ of how the mirrors have been different is that I have
> found different version numbers for all of the mirrors that host
> X/Cygwin (a big part of what i am doing) so i cant be shure what
> version is going to be distributed!
> am i clear at this point?

No.  A clear example would be listing the exact mirrors that you are
trying to download from, and the exact version numbers of the file that
you claim differs between those two mirrors.

as i said, i dont have my log books avail. to me. i can say that there was a (max) variation of 3 minor versions.

And keep in mind that the list of mirrors is automatically pruned - any mirror that is found to be more than 48 hours old is not advertised by setup.exe (other than the fact that setup.exe remembers the last mirror you used, even if that mirror went stale). So once you realize that various mirrors have different update schedules, they should all be within a day of each other. And if it really matters to have the same version across your entire distribution, then pick just one mirror.

And since the cygwin X port is currently looking for a maintainer, I
highly doubt you are seeing mirror discrepancies there - the collection of
X packages has not had an update in a couple of months, so you are pretty
much getting the latest version no matter what mirror you use, unless you
happen to point setup.exe to a non-standard mirror that is out of date.

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this outlines my point exactly. we need to give _all_ of the mirrors not a _48_ hour but at max a _24_ hour. and _all_ the mirrors should have the same packages. this goes back to having _libintl8_ but not being able to get the _libintl3_ packages.

TIDSIHD. but what we need is to have _all_ the mirrors _mirror_ each
other. does the main cygwin server have libintl8?
Morgan gangwere

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