[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: setup.exe (Release 2.864)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Feb 4 08:58:00 GMT 2015

On Feb  4 01:13, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> > - Introduce an experimental option -m/--mirror-mode.
> >   If you're running a local mirror from which you're installing via the
> >   "Install from Local Directory" option, you might have noticed a rather
> >   long delay (sometimes in the range of minutes) prior to opening the
> >   package selection dialog with an entirely unresponsive Setup.
> >   This delay is spent iterating throught the full set of packages and
> >   testing each package and each packageversion if the underlying package
> >   file exists in the download directory.  If the download directory is,
> >   in fact, a mirror, these checks don't make sense.  With the -m option
> >   and the Download Source set to "Install from Local Directory", these
> >   checks are skipped, and the package selection dialog will show up
> >   almost instantly.
> >   Please note that this option is provided on a "no guarantee" basis.
> >   It requires a sane mirror with the packages in sync with its setup.ini
> >   file.
> Regarding this change (and the underlying behavior).
> I see the key word is "full set of packages". Which makes little sense in case
> of upgrading from local archive. But it also makes very little sense, if
> upgrading from internet.

It doesn't occur when upgrading from internet.  Only if you choose
"Install from Local Directory".  The reason is, the local directory is
usually a snippet of packages as collected from various mirrors, in
different versions.  When installing from local directory, Setup has to
check which versions of which packages are available.  Naturally only
those packages can be chosen and installed.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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