Setup Problem

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Dec 28 01:54:00 GMT 2000

On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 10:36:17AM +0100, wrote:
> I have downloaded the setup program and a lot of packages and have successfully installed all the stuff.
> Cygwin works great. I have also updated some times some packages with the setup-program.
> But sometime if i try to install the downloaded packages with "Install from local dir..." most packages succeed
> but sometimes a few fail, because the setup says, there is no file ....tar-gz in the directory.
> IF i take a look into this directory, there is a ...tar.gz file but the file differs in the version number. Therefore
> setup thinks the file it searches for is not there. Why differs the file in the version number if i gave always done each
> downloading and installing with setup?

Some directories contain a setup.hint file which contains information
about previous, current and experimental releases. Perhaps in one or
more directories the hint file isn't correct.

Do you have a reproducable case?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
Red Hat, Inc.

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