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Re: A question about setup.exe

OKAY... I finally realized that MTIME was not used by setup. I now have my installation completely restored. I used file /etc/setup/installed.db to "trick" setup to do a forced install.

1. Have a running cygwin system available
2. Run "setup" thru the "Package Selection" pages but NOT beyond
3. On your running cygwin system, delete all but 1st line in file "/etc/setup/installed.db".
4. Shutdown your running cygwin sysrem
5. Click the "NEXT" button in setup and your re-installation will begin.

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 03:05:57PM -0500, Paul McFerrin wrote:
Does anyone know where the MTIMES of the installed packages are stored. I need to over-ride them all in order to re-install the packages. I could NOT find the http/ftp directory containing the files installed.

You're assuming a mechanism that doesn't exist.

Setup doesn't use "MTIME".  It makes the decision to install based on
version numbering.  The information is stored in /etc/setup.


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