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Re: Cygwin Setup: Fatal Error: Uncaught Exception

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 22, 2006 at 09:37:12PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Linda Walsh wrote:
> >
> > > Is an application crash the expected behavior when
> > > package validation fails?  Maybe it should mark it unusable
> > > or delete it?
> Yuck.  I went through this, too.  It appeared to me that there were a
> large number (a dozen? I no longer remember) of packages uploaded more
> than once, without bumping the version, and if you were so fortunate
> as to get the earlier rather than the later copy, setup won't have
> updated to the later.
> It might be easier to blow away your local package directory than
> to run setup over and over, each time identifying one more package
> to rename/delete.
> > At the moment, yes.  It's a consequence of a change in the md5
> > checking.  It just means you need to delete the package, as it has the
> > wrong size or checksum.  It's on the todo list to clean this up.
> Is there a snapshot that has this fixed?

I've looked at this a bit.  Here's the weird part: the error says
"Uncaught Exception", but all the throws of that exception appear to be
properly wrapped in try/catch blocks.  So a simple "change exception into
an mbox" kind of solution won't work here.  More debugging is needed.

To whomever can reproduce this problem: can you please run setup under gdb
(even if you don't have a debug version -- this is just to get the log
output) and send me the *full* log output and the tarball that setup
claims to be corrupt off-list?  Once I can reproduce this, I'll try to dig
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