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Re: whats left before releasing setup?
Robert Collins wrote:
> No, I wrote that code 3 days ago. Until then it always reset the cache
> location to the current working directory.
Oops - thats why I remember it always defaulting - cause it was using the setup.exe
> > What we are saying is don't expect the user to start the install when no cygwin
> > is installed by forcing the entry of the cygwin root so that you can store the
> > last-cache file in the cygwin directory. In the absence of an installed
> Yes. Thats what I am saying I will accept a patch for.
> > version of cygwin then store the last cache wherever setup is located - just as
> > setup has always done in the past with the setup.log and setup.log.full.
> Thats an ok idea. However, you will also need to change the logic for
Well what does setup do now with setup.log and setup.log.full or have those been
> > At the point of doing a Download only why am I even concerned with the mount
> > points except to determine if cygwin is installed or not (which by the way is a
> > good reason but should a download only even care) and then to base certain
> > other functions on that result.
> Because there are two basic download only scenarios.
> 1) Download to take to other machines via zip disk etc - this machine
> doesn't get involved in cygwin at all.
> 2) Download for _this machine_ and for other via a networked cache dir.
> You may not want to install the packages you download immediately on
> this machine.
Actually both of these scenarios are exactly what I am talking about and in either
case Cygwin might or might not be installed and I may or may not be ready to say
where I want my cygwin root to be and I might want to back up my cache of setup and
its downloaded packages and it sure would be nice if I only had one location to deal
As I parting thought on this subject let me simply say Last-cache is a setup file
not a cygwin file just as setup.log and setup.log.full are setup files and therefore
belong with setup.
I understand you have made your decision and obviously as maintainer that is your
right and you will accept a patch so I will now bow out - others may carry on this
discussion if they so choose.