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Re: setup -g ???




On 3/14/18, David Allsopp wrote:
> [reformatted for top-posting]
>
> Lee wrote:
>> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> > From: Jon Turney
>> > Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:26:27 +0000
>> > Subject: Re: Problem running the latest python2-2.7.14-1 under AppVeyor
>> > To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> >
>> > On 03/11/2017 14:45, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
>> > > Our build has started on AppVeyor, a continuous integration provider,
>> > > started failing since a couple of days as a makefile command running
>> > > a
>> > > Python script started failing with exit code 127 without any more
>> > > information. This is a strange situation as I can't reproduce the
>> > > problem locally, but something definitely seems to be wrong with this
>> > > package on the AppVeyor machine as Python just doesn't seem to be
>> > > executable, e.g. the output of these commands in our batch file
>> > driving the build:
>> >
>> > Perhaps you need to provide the -g (--upgrade-also) flag to cygwin's
>> > setup.
>> >
>> > Due to setup terribleness, without this flag, it will install the
>> > requested packages, and any missing dependencies of them, but not
>> > upgrade any of the dependencies which are already installed to the
>> > current (and perhaps needed) version...
>> >
>> > See also [1].
>> >
>> > [1] https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2017-03/msg00365.html
>>
>> Should we still be using the -g (--upgrade-also) flag on setup?
>
> I believe so (or at least hope so).

So if I run setup and it says there are no pending updates it might be
lying to me?

I need to run setup -g and only then if there are no pending updates
do I know that my cygwin installation is up to date?

Thanks,
Lee

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