Setup.exe update confusion

David Balažic
Thu Aug 5 16:24:00 GMT 2010

On 5 August 2010 18:00, Larry Hall (Cygwin)
<> wrote:
> On 8/5/2010 11:42 AM, David Balažic wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I just downloaded and started Setup.exe (version 2.708).
>> I have already Cygwin installed, I wnated just to update to newest state.
>> So I clicked Next, until I got to the package selection.
>> Before I used then to click the View button, to get a list of packages
>> that would be updated.
>> But today with this version, I have a View named "Pending" that has a
>> lot of packages listed (about 100).
> "Pending" is the old "Partial" view.  It's been renamed.


>> The Current column is empty for all of them.
>> I am confused.
>> I expected a few packages liste, with existing Current version and
>> newer version listed under the New column.
>> What am I missing?
> I don't think too much.  I ran setup.exe 2.708 and setup.exe 2.697.
> The same pages in each showed the same thing.  Although my list of
> updates was smaller, not all the packages listed had a current field.
> My list contained new dependencies for the packages being updated.
> If there really are no packages listed with a "Current" version, I'd
> say you're experiencing the result of setup.ini being updated with
> previously missing packages for packages you have already installed.

I started it again, and now the Pending view is empty.

The first time it had arj as the first package. I doubt anything depends on arj.

The first time I also tried different mirrors. With same result (lot
of packages in Pending).

Now I again tried 2 different mirrors and both show no packages Pending.

I did not install anything on the first occasion, I canceled the Setup.

I'm even more confused now...


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