feature requests for setup
Wed Sep 24 06:02:00 GMT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 23:56:04 -0400 (EDT)
To: peter garrone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: feature requests for setup
> > - Have setup check with the mirror to see if the setup program itself
> > has been upgraded. For people who dont read announcements.
> It already does that.
> > - If installing from the local directory, possibly only do the MD5
> > checksum for packages that are actually going to be installed,
> > because it now checks every package whenever it starts. Or
> > at least after an install cycle is complete, allow an option to go back,
> > so the recheck can skipped, or even both these ideas.
> <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>. Also see below.
> > - That "packages" directory default. Sometimes setup drops "packages"
> > from its default, allowing very wierd directory hierarchies indeed,
> > if downloading from somewhere. From bitter experience, I always make
> > sure this particular field ends in "packages".
> I don't get this one at all. What are you trying to say?
Hi, i had a bad day yesterday, today I see the little scroll bars
between Bin and Src, also the "back" key at the point it asks for the desktop icon.
Also I think my packages confusion was from the older setup, because the newer one
doesnt do it now.
I apologise to the mailing list for most of the points in my post, which are erroneous.
What wasnt happenning though, was that I had setup version 18.104.22.168 installed locally,
when I went "download from internet", at the ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au site,
it would install cygwin-1.3.22-1.tar.bz2, which had an old cygwin dll, and not
cygwin-1.5.5-1.tar.bz2, which had the new one. The old one would fail with most of
the utilities such as ls.exe, with a "__getreent" failure.
When I downloaded setup version 2.340.2.5, it
found and downloaded the package with the newer dll, as well as others. I think.
In my local cache of packages, I had been using experimental packages,
as well as a locally compiled and patched snapshot, so this could have something to do with it.
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