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Re: Updated: setup.exe (Release 2.872)
- From: Achim Gratz <Stromeko at NexGo dot DE>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:13:29 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: Updated: setup.exe (Release 2.872)
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- References: <000501d10580$62e56a90$28b03fb0$ at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
Fergus <fergus <at> bonhard.uklinux.net> writes:
> I always install / update Cygwin from a x86/release/ directory located on my
> hard drive, and kept up to date.
So you use a local mirror?
> The new setup-x86.exe requires setup.ini.sig located in x86/ as well as
> Easy to manage, but is this additional requirement intentional?
Yes, if the directory you install from looks like a local mirror then
setup.ini should be found in the correct place and the signature should
check OK to ensure the file and everything you install later on, through the
SHA-512 checksums, hasn't been tampered with. You can skip the signature
check with '-X / --no-verify', but unless you modify setup.ini I suggest to
just download the .sig file as well. You might want to add '-m /
--mirror-mode' as well to ensure that setup doesn't switch into ad-hoc
install mode inadvertently.
If you want to use the ad-hoc install method w/o setup.ini (which requires
that setup searches the disk for package files, which is quite inefficient
for a full install), then rename the directory so it doesn't look like a
local mirror or start setup from a deeper level in the directory tree.
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