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Re: Problems with setup handling of gcc-core & gcc-testsuite
- From: "David A. Cobb" <Superbiskit at cox dot net>
- To: Brian Ford <ford at vss dot fsi dot com>, Cygwin General Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 15:10:22 -0500
- Subject: Re: Problems with setup handling of gcc-core & gcc-testsuite
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- Reply-to: Cygwin General Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>, "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at cox dot net>
Brian Ford wrote:
On Sat, 6 Dec 2003, David A. Cobb wrote:Well, I read that. It doesn't sound like the same thing.
I couldn't find this in the archives, but the two packages gcc-core &
gcc-testsuite, which are distinguished by being source-only,
never get registered as "installed." Setup has now re-installed them
about 6 times. I know, I don't need to select them; however,
I figured there was some likelihood they weren't correctly installed the
They get selected automatically if one just chooses all->install as I
It is an outstanding bug that has been reported several times in various
guises. See this thread for one of them:
AFAIK, no one seems to care enough to fix it.
The first time I saw it, I explicitly selected "Install" the gcc-core.
However, it keeps showing up as something to be installed.
It still shows with the "new or omitted" packages view.
My hypothesis is that, because it is a source-only package, setup never
records it in INSTALLED.DB (?).
Hey, I can probably edit the database myself - I'm pretty sure it's
text. But that wouldn't solve the perceived problem.
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace, I am a Christian man; by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim: R.French, Tr.
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