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Re: Setup shows ? instead of size for some packages

On 28/07/2012 6:56, L Anderson wrote:
Call me slow to notice but I'm seeing more packages appearing with size
? mark in the "View" window when I run cygwin setup.  Also, I notice
that most, if not all the packages, seem to be related to source or
libraries.  I've read the setup documentation, googled, and searched the
mail list but can't seem to find as answer as to what's behind it.

Would someone in the know please tell me what causes it, what it means,
and is it a problem?

Some of the entries I see are:

         skip Gnome     ?  atk 1.0: Acc. Toolkit library (sources)
         skip   Libs    ?  boost: Boost C++ libraries (source)
         Skip   X11     ?  cairo: Cross-dev. vec. grap. lib.(source)
1.0-2   Keep   Misc    ?  clear
1.2.0-1 Keep   Misc    ?  d
         Skip   Gnome   ?  dbus-glib: Freedsktp msg bus sys. (source)
         Skip   Devel,L.?  eventlog: Structured event logging library
         Skip   X11     ?  fltk_gdi: Fst Lgt Toolkit-GDI ver.(sources)

Additional Information:
- Installing updates from my own local release mirror updated today.
- Running Win XP Pro
- Running cygwin 1.7.16-1
- Setup.exe version 2.774
- Setup.ini shows setup-timestamp: 1343379014 and setup-version: 2.774.

I think that happens because the packages you downloaded once are not present in the mirror you are getting the list from. Cygwin gets the size of a installed package from the present list that you get from the mirror. Try reinstalling and see what happens.

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