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Re: HEADSUP: Check mirror carefully when updating your 1.7 installation

2009/12/23 Andy Koppe:
> 2009/12/23 Christopher Faylor:
>> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:37:31PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>I just found an unfortunate side-effect of the move of the Cygwin 1.7
>>>release area. ÂIf you use the new setup.exe for Cygwin 1.7 on a mirror
>>>which hasn't catched up with the update yet, you are in danger to
>>>overwrite your 1.7 installation with a Cygwin 1.5.25-based installation.
>> Shouldn't you get a warning when you use a mirror that is no longer listed?
>> According to the source, you should see this message:
>> ÂOne or more mirrors you have selected is/are not on the
>> Âlist of official Cygwin mirrors any more.
>> ÂIt/They may be out of date or missing some packages.
>> ÂThis affects the following mirror(s):
> I did get that message on one machine, which I think was set to the
> tu-dresden mirror, but not on another a few hours later that was set
> to The latter looked like it was going to
> downgrade to 1.5 in the 'partial' package view. I didn't press Next to
> try.

ps: Caching effects perhaps?


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