New setup.exe release candidate - please test

Igor Pechtchanski
Wed Dec 29 19:00:00 GMT 2004

Ugh, top-posting... Oh, well...

This behavior is by design.  Setup doesn't remember the source packages
that were installed -- only the binary ones.  One way to fix this would be
to introduce dummy (empty) binary packages for the two source-only
packages -- feel free to propose this on the cygwin-apps list.  Another
(proper) fix would be to patch setup.exe -- again, feel free to post a
patch on the cygwin-apps list.


On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Alexey N. Solofnenko wrote:

> Not remembering what was installed seems like a bug to me.
> - Alexey.
> Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > New feature-- probably unlikely given the current difficulty just in
> > getting bugs fixed, and that the current setup utility will probably
> > be scrapped altogether in favor of something better.
> >
> > However, if a feature like that were to be implemented, I'd rather see
> > it in those annoying checkboxes at the end.  You know, "Add an icon to
> > the desktop" and "Add an icon to the start menu".  I've unchecked
> > those boxes about 20 bezillion times, and every time setup forgets and
> > asks me again.

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