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Re: [PATCH 1/4] Add the last element of URL path to site chooser, if interesting.

On Nov 26 13:48, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> Currently, for example, if I manually add the site
> to setup's mirror list, I get two indistinguishable entries named
> Furthermore, because the code to ensure the site just added is selected uses the string inside the list control
> to locate elements, we end up with a random one of those two indistinguishable entries selected (usually the
> previously existing one).
> This problem also prevents the selected sites being correctly saved and restored for the next setup run.
> So, to make the site chooser list entries unique and distinguishable, add the last element of the URL path to
> the site chooser, if it exists and isn't 'cygwin' (or some other alternatives used by current mirrors)

That sounds a bit problematic.  So two URLs on the same machine might
again end up as the same string, undistinguishable, just because they
both end in the same directory name?  And there are (right now) four
such directory names, which are treated identically.

Don't get me wrong.  It's certainly better than what we have today,
and the full URL is almost unreadable.  Nevertheless, I'd be more happy
with a solution which fixes this problem even for such border cases...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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