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Re: setup.exe beta (testing needed - really!)
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Shankar Unni" <shankar at cotagesoft dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 19:11:54 -0000
- Subject: Re: setup.exe beta (testing needed - really!)
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Shankar Unni wrote:
> Pavel Tsekov asked:
>> Is it possible that the problematic box has X already installed
>> on it ? If there is an older version of a package already
>> installed, setup will try to upgrade it.
> No, it doesn't. The "current" column is blank. Also, there are no
> XFree86 packages in the download directory from before, so that's not a
> factor either, I think.
> Actually, that brings up a good point: how does setup decide if a
> package has been installed, and what version of it? Where does it keep
> this information?
> Perhaps I had once installed and then removed XFree86 (I can't
> remember), and that has left some droppings behind somewhere?
More likely, it is a dependency that is pulling in XFree86.
Try diffing "cygcheck -c" outputs between your 2 boxes.
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