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Re: Please try new setup exe's

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:37:17AM +0100, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>On 16/07/2013 03:08, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 09:49:12PM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> On 7/15/2013 8:20 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 01:05:53PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>> I'd appreciate it if people could try the two new setup.exe's
>>>>> installed at
>>>>> for 32-bit
>>>>> for 64-bit
>>>>> The setup.ini's for both are updated using a similar schedule to the
>>>>> "official and soon to be deleted" version which uses
>>>>> /var/ftp/pub/cygwin/release.  The -x86* versions of these programs
>>>>> use the release directories from the arch specific locations.
>>>>> The setup.ini's used by these two new programs are not
>>>>> backwards-compatible with old setup.exe.
>>>> Just to be clear, these new setup.exe's should not do anything untoward
>>>> to your existing installation.  They should *just work*.
>>> setup-x86_64.exe behaves differently from setup64.exe with respect to 
>>> source-only packages.  (I don't know which one is "right".)  This is 
>>> showing up for me because the 64-bit versions of gcc and readline are 
>>> source-only packages that are (incorrectly?) required by other packages. 
>>>  setup64.exe seems to ignore these requirements, whereas 
>>> setup-x86_64.exe wants to install the packages but then reports 
>>> "Incomplete download".
>> Thanks for trying this.  I doubt that is anything that I introduced.
>> Do you see the same behavior from setup-x86.exe?
>In x86, readline is the devel package, and so has source and binary tar files.
>In x86_64, the packaging is different and a libreadline-devel package has been
>added, so readline is now source only, but has things which depend on it (e.g.
>gawk, gdb, python) becuase they haven't been updated for this change.
>It seems setup reports trying to install a package for which it knows no
>versions with the helpful message "Incomplete download" :-)

It seems like these issues are being fixed but should we modify setup's
behavior to be less "helpful"?

Hmm.  I wonder if upset could also report on these problems as well.


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