Selecting packages in setup

Jani tiainen
Mon Jul 26 08:30:00 GMT 2004

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 06:04:18PM +0300, Jani tiainen wrote:
>>Recently I wanted to install Cygnome2 packages, and noticed that you 
>>can't install them simultaenously with rest of Cygwin - problem is that 
>>you can't really tell from packages which comes from which server - in 
>>my case there was GTK2 packages from Cygwin distribution that were 
>>installed instead wanted Cygnome2 packages - and nothing really worked.
> This is the Cygwin project.  There is only one source for packages.  If
> other projects are using setup.exe and providing their own packages,
> that's great but please don't ask us to try to support other people's
> efforts.

Yes I know. Another issue is that why setup wants always to upgrade 
latest version? It's really pain to remember always to chante package to 
"skip", like I wanted to use automake 1.7, not 1.8 but everytime I run 
setup I have to remember do the change.

At least I use two different mirrors for cygwin packages, but another is 
  much faster than another but updates less frequently than slower one, 
it would be nice to see that I'm really using faster for most of 
packages, and only new ones are downloaded from slower source.

>>It would be handy to see in selection from where package is going to be 
>>downloaded/installed it would ease up things a little bit.
> Maybe either you or the Cygnome2 project should provide patches to setup
> to implement your ideas.  This really isn't an issue for us but we'll
> gladly consider changes to setup.exe.

I'll see what I can do about it, but not this time since I know how to 
deal with it and it's not such a big issue.


Jani Tiainen

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