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

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:24:52AM -0500, Robert Pendell wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>I just found an unfortunate side-effect of the move of the Cygwin 1.7
>>release area.  ??If 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
>>Be *VERY* careful to check the packages setup tries to update.  ??If
>>you see that it tries to "update" your Cygwin from 1.7.0-68 to
>>1.5.25-15, then CANCEL setup.exe IMMEDIATELY and try another mirror.
>>Hopefully this negative side-effect has been rectified by the mirror
>>updates within the next 24 hours.
>Yes.  I noticed that and thanks for posting the message about it.  I
>have globally denied access to my mirror for the moment until
>unscheduled update is done.  Once the update has completed it will be
>opened up again so if you are getting forbidden errors on it then you
>know why.

If people are really able to use out-of-date mirrors without getting a
warning then perhaps one of our vast pool of setup.exe developers would
be interested in figuring out why?


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