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Re: Upgrading to cygwin 1.7.6 vs gcc 4.5

On 18 August 2010 06:25, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 18 August 2010 00:09, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 08/17/2010 04:54 PM, Ross Smith wrote:
>>> I've installed the experimental gcc 4.5 packages (because that's the
>>> version I'm using in all my other development environments, and it's
>>> nice not to have to target multiple compiler versions any more), but now
>>> that cygwin dll 1.7.6 is out, I can't seem to find a way to upgrade
>>> cygwin without also downgrading gcc. In the installer, if I select
>>> Current I get the new cygwin but the old gcc, while if I select
>>> Experimental, it keeps the new gcc but doesn't offer me the new cygwin.
>>> At the moment I'm sticking with the old cygwin, because the gcc upgrade
>>> is more important to me than the cygwin upgrade. Is there some way I'm
>>> missing to select both, or do I just have to accept that I can't upgrade
>>> anything else until the official gcc 4.5 is ready?
>> Stay on the 'Curr' (not 'Exp'), click 'View' until you are on the
>> Pending page, then cycle on the string next to each gcc package until it
>> says Keep instead of the downgraded version number.
> I'd recommend selecting the 'Exp' button actually. That ensures that
> all dependencies of gcc, e.g. libgcc and libffi, are upgraded to 4.5
> too. (It's yet another flaw of setup.exe that it doesn't automatically
> upgrade dependencies of experimental versions accordingly.)

Scratch that. I hadn't realised that if you select 'Exp',
non-experimental packages no longer get updated, which of course is
exactly what the OP was saying. This is awful.


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