[ANNOUNCEMENT] Test: coreutils 9.0 (TEST)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Jul 19 17:07:14 GMT 2022

Setup still shows coreutils 9.1 as test, but it should *NOT* be 
installed by anyone.

Setup now also shows coreutils 9.0 in test, and it can and should be 
installed by anyone who experienced issues with coreutils 9.1.

I ran coreutils 9.0 for a couple of weeks in my installs before 
releasing it for testing, and am still running it now, with no apparent 

As coreutils is a Base package, in Setup, select View Up To Date, Search 
for coreutils, New column shows Keep, select the combo box dropdown 
menu, which shows selections:

	  Skip		[greyed out]
	✔ Keep		[checked]
	  9.0-1 (Test)
	  9.1-1 (Test)

you can select 9.0 which will install the suggested test release when 
Setup is run.

*NO* Cygwin processes can be running when Setup is running, to ensure 
programs can be replaced without restarting Windows or rerunning Setup.

On 2022-07-19 05:34, Keith Christian wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 8:48 PM René Berber wrote:
>> On 7/18/2022 8:50 PM, Keith Christian wrote:

> The installed version of coreutils is 8.32-1.
> I see coreutils-9.0-1.tar.gz referenced in setup.ini, but
> coreutils-9.0-1.tar.gz is not downloaded to disk.
> Setup.exe's version is 2.919, 64 bit.
> Whenever I update Cygwin, I first "Download without installing", then,
> run setup again and install from disk.
> I select View / All, choose Install, then expand All and set "Debug"
> to Default to save disk space.
> After all new files are downloaded, I run setup and install from disk.
> This morning, coreutils-9.0-1 was not installed as again, it was not
> downloaded to disk,as mentioned above.
> More suggestions are appreciated.

>>> I'd like to test coreutils but cannot find the docs for how to
>>> install a test version.
>>> Sorry, but I don't see anything in setup.exe that would
>>> facilitate installing a test version, seems I recall that test
>>> versions were available to install via setup.
>> Yes, in setup select the package, and open the drop down to select
>> which version.
>> You may need to change the view to Full, if you already have it
>> installed.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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