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Re: Updating failure -- now success!

On 05/02/2009 19:38, Gary Johnson wrote:
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:


... 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,

Sorry - I think you may have misread my post. I didn't say anything about 'requires:' lines being missing.

I based what I put on what Corrina Vinschen said in her post ( which said:

"Lots of packages are missing version and install lines,
not only libreadline6(*).  It's just the one package all people using
bash seeing immediately.  Scanning the ini file I saw at least 60 or
so packages affected by this problem.  Their package information block
just stops right after the "requires:" line."

The install and version lines are still missing on my local mirror so I reckon I need to standby for a while.

$ 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.


Cheers, -- Simon McQueen OpenFusion CORBA & OpenSplice DDS skype:simonmcqueen?add callto://+441914979966

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