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Re: HEADSUP: Check mirror carefully when updating your 1.7 installation
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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. Â??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. Â??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. ÂI noticed that and thanks for posting the message about it. ÂI
>>have globally denied access to my mirror for the moment until
>>unscheduled update is done. ÂOnce the update has completed it will be
>>opened up again so if you are getting forbidden errors on it then you
> If people are really able to use out-of-date mirrors without getting a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?
Well I use my own mirror too so I wanted to get it up to date anyways.
The warning does come up when the mirror is not on the list so that
is not the issue. I think it is very possible for someone to click
yes anyways and end up downgrading their install by accident.
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