HEADSUP: Check mirror carefully when updating your 1.7 installation

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 23 11:39:00 GMT 2009


I just found an unfortunate side-effect of the move of the Cygwin 1.7
release area.  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 installation.

Be *VERY* careful to check the packages setup tries to update.  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.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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