Re: setup 2.883 release candidate - please test
- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:04:09 -0500
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: setup 2.883 release candidate - please test
On 12/11/2017 7:26 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:46:30, Jon Turney wrote:
A new setup release candidate is available at:
https://cygwin.com/setup/setup-2.883.x86.exe ; (32 bit version)
https://cygwin.com/setup/setup-2.883.x86_64.exe (64 bit version)
Please test and report problems to cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx. If no
regressions are discovered in the next week or so, it will be promoted
Here is an old issue - say you go to install a package, but your
No, a corrupt download is not what causes this. The error actually
happens before downloading starts. See below.
You get this:
Package file wget has a corrupt local copy, please remove and retry.
*Then setup closes*. This is not right. If the archive is missing, or if
archive fails the SHA check, *then the file should be redownloaded by
and SHA check run again. With the current system, setup exits, then the
to navigate to where the problem file is, for example:
then delete the problem file, then restart setup. I cant see why setup
just automate all of this.
Here's the situation that leads to this error: You've finished selecting
the packages you want to install, and setup is checking to see which
ones need to be downloaded. It finds one that's already in the local
cache directory, so it doesn't need to be downloaded. But this local
version doesn't match the information in setup.ini. So setup bails out
and tells you to fix the problem.
How can setup possibly automate this? It doesn't know where the corrupt
local tarball came from. For example, suppose you sometimes build
packages yourself for testing or debugging. You keep them in your local
repository, and you also upload them to a private repository on the
internet so that you can easily install them on a different computer.
You make a change and rebuild the package, but you forget to replace all
copies of it. setup can't know which version is the correct one. And
it certainly shouldn't be deleting your files because it thinks they're
[This used to happen to me fairly often, but I finally got in the habit
of deleting all local copies after making a change.]
Also here is a new issue - on the "Select
Type" page - "Use System Proxy Settings" is the first choice, and by
selected choice. "Direct Connection" should be the first choice, and by
the selected choice.
I wouldn't describe this as a "new issue". It's a deliberate change,
which was announced in the message you replied to. The commit message
for the change explains the rationale:
Author: Jon Turney <jon.turney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu Nov 16 15:50:44 2017 +0000
Make 'System Proxy Settings' the default, rather than 'Direct'
Make 'System Proxy Settings' the default, rather than 'Direct', and
re-order the network connection options so that option is first.
If you don't need a proxy, the system proxy setting should be for
direct connection, anyhow.
So, at the moment, this is just a button you're supposed to know
you need to press to make it work, when you are behind a proxy.
This setting is persisted (as 'net-method'), so this change only
effects new installations.
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