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Re: cygwin 1.7.8-1 setup produces INVALID PACKAGE entries in setup.log.full
- From: Ken <kstmp001 at comcast dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:07:55 -0400
- Subject: Re: cygwin 1.7.8-1 setup produces INVALID PACKAGE entries in setup.log.full
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Thank you for your assistance. Unfortunately, I had already tried the
I just tried the latest 1.7.9-1 setup.exe (although it appears to
be the same
version used for 1.7.8-1) and get the same results for a clean
folder) download-only operation.
Is it safe to ignore these errors in the setup log?
These look to me like they could be indicating a download issue.
Unfortunately, the message doesn't provide allot of insight into the
particular package 'setup.exe' thinks is incomplete/invalid. I'd
recommend removing your download directory and trying again. If the
problem persists, try multiple mirrors 1 at a time, removing the download
directory with each attempt. If it still occurs, you may need to
investigate if you have a proxy that's cached some bad data. You
should be able to rule that in or out by removing the download
directory again and picking a mirror that you've never tried before.
suggested with a number of mirrors, deleting both the "C:\cygwin" and the
setup "download" directories after each attempt; all to no avail. Also,
not have a proxy configured for my side of the network (I am certain that
my ISP does). That said, I tried a few more tests ...
Interestingly, the Cygwin setup downloads without these error messages when
executed within any number of VMs that I run on my Windows 7 64-bit
addition, the same is true for other physical Windows XP systems on my
And, all using the same mirrors. Therefore, it appears that I am being
a specific issue on my physical Windows 7 machine itself; although it is
recent development. I do not believe this is a BLODA issue, but I have not
thoroughly ruled that out ... anything is possible at this point.
Just for the record, on my Win7 host I am running ESET's NOD32 64-bit
antivirus and, as a test, I had disabled that too, also to no avail.
At any rate, the downloads acquired from the VMs and physical XP systems
_DO_ compare exactly as those acquired from the same mirror on my
Windows 7 host. This would seem to indicate that, in general, it is not
issue. So, the errors reported within the setup.log.full file seems to
be more of a
nuisance than anything else. I will continue to try to isolate the problem.
In the meantime, if anyone else has experienced this condition, I would
appreciate hearing about it. At the very least it would help me to keep
Thank you for your continued assistance and all of your hard efforts
refining Cygwin ... it has been invaluable to me over the last several
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