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Re: Fw: help win winxp install

According to Morgan Gangwere on 1/9/2007 11:14 AM:
this outlines my point exactly. we need to give _all_ of the mirrors
not a _48_ hour but at max a _24_ hour.

You need more convincing arguments if you want the current mirror policy to change.

and _all_ the mirrors should
have the same packages.

They do. In order to be a non-stale mirror on cygwin's setup.exe list, the mirror must provide everything that provides, updated to within the last 48 hours.

this goes back to having _libintl8_ but not
being able to get the _libintl3_ packages.

libintl8 and libintl3 are two different packages, but both are available

That might be true now -- but it was not true last friday eve. Two complete downloads from two different mirrors (no I no longer remeber which) did not yeld 'libint3'

on all current cygwin mirrors.  libintl3 is obsolete.  New code should not
be using it.

Thats interesting -- the package I had problmes with was 'gcc' specifically the first pass parser 'cc1'. Unless things have changed it would seem to me that the flagship compiler would not be considered 'old code'

But old packages, which depend on it, should automatically
pull it in via their dependencies.  You really should be trying to figure
out what package you have that depends on libintl3, and whether that
package has been updated to be recompiled against libintl8, or whether it
has a missing dependency in the setup.exe dependency logic.  But changing
mirroring policy will not help you here.

Totally Agree

TIDSIHD. but what we need is to have _all_ the mirrors _mirror_ each
other. does the main cygwin server have libintl8?

All the mirrors DO mirror each other (implicitly, since they all mirror the master at I think you are confusing the issue.

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