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RE: fyi - mirror prob

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Dave Korn wrote:

> On 10 July 2007 19:40, Linda Walsh wrote:
> > Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> >> it also periodically gave a "message
> >> saying it is no longer in the list of Cygwin mirrors", as report
> >> for by René Berber.
> > ---
> > 	Is the message that it is no longer in the list of Cygwin mirrors
> > from "setup.exe"?  How does it know/Where does it get it's information?
>   It compares the live version of with the
> one it cached in /etc/setup/mirrors-lst last time it was running.

Umm, not quite.  The cached version is only used if the mirror list is not
available -- otherwise it's simply overwritten.

The stale mirror check happens only for the mirrors in
/etc/setup/last-mirror (i.e., those you install stuff from).  If one of
the currently *selected* mirrors is not in the freshly downloaded (or
cached) mirrors.lst, setup issues a warning.
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