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Re: Updating failure -- now success!

On 2009-02-05, Simon McQueen wrote:
> On 05/02/2009 18:39, Sam Kuper wrote:
> >2009/2/5 Gary Johnson <>:
> >>I tried again this morning, a little after 10 a.m. PST, from my
> >>usual mirror site  Setup.exe spent a few minutes
> >>fetching quite a few files and installing them, then finished
> >>without any error messages.  Everything seems to be working fine
> >>now.  Yay!  And whew!
> >
> >I just tried reinstalling bash via the same mirror, and got the same
> >error message (the one I posted about an hour or two ago) about
> >cygreadline6.dll not being found :(
> If I'm understanding the other posts correctly this issue stems from the 
> fact that there are a number of packages in the setup.ini (that is read 
> by setup.exe) files on all the mirrors that are missing required:
> version:
> install:
> ... lines. vim (grep for '@ vim') is a good example. Before everyone 
> pounds this poor mirror to death hoping for a solution by doing fresh 
> installs you can see by looking at:
> ... that the problem is still in effect there.
> You can check this file on a mirror by adding '/pub/cygwin/setup.ini' to 
> the mirror URL). Presumably there is no point burning the servers 
> bandwidth doing futile downloads if you still see the same issue present.

The setup.ini that I just fetched from this
morning seems to have all the requires: lines.  For example,

$ ls -l setup.ini
-rwx------+ 1 garyjohn mkgroup-l-d 909563 Feb  5 10:11 setup.ini

$ perl -00 -ne 'print if /^@ vim/' setup.ini 
@ vim
sdesc: "Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor"
ldesc: "Vim (Vi IMproved) is an almost compatible version of the
UNIX editor
vi. Almost every possible command can be performed using only ASCII
characters. Many new features have been added: multilevel undo,
command line
history, file name completion, block operations, and editing of
binary data."
category: Editors
requires: cygwin terminfo libncurses8 libiconv2 libintl8

If that not what you and others see, I would bet that the old
version of that file is being cached by a proxy somewhere in your
network path.


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