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Re: HEADSUP: Check mirror carefully when updating your 1.7 installation
2009/12/23 Christopher Faylor:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:37:31PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>I just found an unfortunate side-effect of the move of the Cygwin 1.7
>>release area. ÂIf you use the new setup.exe for Cygwin 1.7 on a mirror
>>which hasn't catched up with the update yet, you are in danger to
>>overwrite your 1.7 installation with a Cygwin 1.5.25-based installation.
> Shouldn't you get a warning when you use a mirror that is no longer listed?
> According to the source, you should see this message:
> ÂOne or more mirrors you have selected is/are not on the
> Âlist of official Cygwin mirrors any more.
> ÂIt/They may be out of date or missing some packages.
> ÂThis affects the following mirror(s):
I did get that message on one machine, which I think was set to the
tu-dresden mirror, but not on another a few hours later that was set
to www.mirrorservice.org. The latter looked like it was going to
downgrade to 1.5 in the 'partial' package view. I didn't press Next to
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