MD5s of setup.exe on mirrors.

Christopher Faylor
Mon May 14 19:23:00 GMT 2007

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 02:06:27PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>Alexander Sotirov wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> It was actually all academic before since: 1) there was nothing wrong
>>> with the setup.exe on the mirrors and 2) people shouldn't have been
>>> running setup.exe from the mirrors to begin with.
>> Can you elaborate on why people shouldn't run setup.exe from the mirrors? I
>> don't see what is the difference between setup.exe and the other packages. If
>> you trust the mirror for all other binaries, why don't you trust it for setup.exe?
>Propagation time delays would be one reason.  Since it's easy to grab
>'setup.exe' from the source, there's no sense using one that might be

That + if you want to talk about trust then you should trust the method
that we advertise for installing cygwin which is to click on the
"Install Cygwin Now!" link.

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