Updated: setup.exe (Release 2.867)

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Fri Feb 6 07:05:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Luke Kendall!

>> A new version of Setup, release 2.867, has been uploaded to
>>    https://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe     (32 bit version)
>>    https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe  (64 bit version)
>> The changes compared to 2.864 are mostly not visible:
>> - There's one fix to the output when mistyping a command line option.
>> - More importantly, Setup now understands SHA512 checksums additionally
>>    to MD5 checksums.  We're going to switch to using SHA512 checksums in
>>    the setup.ini files in a couple of weeks and this requires all of you
>>    to use the newer Setup version.
>> Please send bug reports, as usual, to the public mailing list
>> cygwin AT cygwin DOT com.
>> Have fun,
>> Corinna

> I was just wondering, will you be dropping the md5.sum files from the 
> package directories at the same time?  I'd be happy to see them 
> disappear from the mirrors - they're an internal thing, right?  Just 
> this week I noticed that cygwin64-gcc-4.8.3-4-src.tar.xz's md5 checksum 
> in its md5.sum file was incorrect (but its md5 in setup.ini was of 
> course correct).

You're not the first one to notice occasional mirror desyncs.
This question has been raised at least once already.

> Though I'm probably the only person on the planet who cares. :-)  It's 
> just an idle question.

That's just a desync in mirror. Normally fixes itself in a matter of hours.

Would be wonderful, if you teach your mail agent to insert proper threading

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 06.02.2015, <09:50>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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