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Re: Fw: help win winxp install

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According to Morgan Gangwere on 1/9/2007 11:14 AM:
> this outlines my point exactly. we need to give _all_ of the mirrors
> not a _48_ hour but at max a _24_ hour.

You need more convincing arguments if you want the current mirror policy
to change.

> and _all_ the mirrors should
> have the same packages.

They do.  In order to be a non-stale mirror on cygwin's setup.exe list,
the mirror must provide everything that provides, updated to
within the last 48 hours.

> this goes back to having _libintl8_ but not
> being able to get the _libintl3_ packages.

libintl8 and libintl3 are two different packages, but both are available
on all current cygwin mirrors.  libintl3 is obsolete.  New code should not
be using it.  But old packages, which depend on it, should automatically
pull it in via their dependencies.  You really should be trying to figure
out what package you have that depends on libintl3, and whether that
package has been updated to be recompiled against libintl8, or whether it
has a missing dependency in the setup.exe dependency logic.  But changing
mirroring policy will not help you here.

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

All the mirrors DO mirror each other (implicitly, since they all mirror
the master at  I think you are confusing the issue.

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