Misleading error message in setup

Robert Collins rbcollins@cygwin.com
Thu Sep 18 11:13:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 12:48, luke.kendall@cisra.canon.com.au wrote:
> Here's a small oddity.  If you make a mistake in cut and paste when
> adding a new download site (easy to accidentally include an invisible
> leading or trailing space, for example, in netscape), then instead of
> complaining that the URL is wrong, setup complains that it can't find
> the setup....tar.bz2 file.
> E.g. we have a local mirror on our intranet:
> http://web/u/mirror/cygwin/ and the user added
> " http://web/u/mirror/cygwin/" and got an error complaining about not
> being able to find the file /u/mirror/cygwin/setup.tar.bz2.

Right, and it couldn't. The error is accurate, as far as it goes.


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