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setup.ini in error? More details

On 2016-04-18 08:49, Houder wrote:

Just curious ...

Normally I do NOT use setup-x86_64.exe to "install" (download) a source
code tarball ... I will go directly to the source (i.c. a mirror).

This time I decided to use setup (in order to verify a hypothesis) ...

As usual I execute this procedure in 2 steps:

 1. Download without installing
 2. Install from Local Directory

(I do not maintain a local mirror)

Step 1 presented no problem.

I got a surprise when I executed step 2: when I selected the source code
tarball, setup informed me ... it was going to install "debuginfo".

I was not surprised to see that intention fail ...

Only after I had modified setup.ini, where I removed the "source:" line
from tar-debuginfo, setup was able to "install" the source code tarball.

A mirror (at least the mirror I use) does not have a source-code tarball
in a *-debuginfo subdirectory.

(to clarify: the "source:" line is present in the "tar" entry as well as in the "tar-debuginfo" entry of setup.ini -- I removed the one from the
 the "tar-debuginfo" entry).

To verify my finding, I repeated the procedure (that is, the I f LD part).

Using the original version of setup.ini:

 - sheet "Full" shows tar and tar-debuginfo
 - sheet "Not installed" shows tar-debuginfo

(note: no debuginfo downloaded!)

Apparently I did my clicking on the "Not installed" sheet (where I normally
do my selection). Yes, that was a mistake of me.

Using a modified setup.ini:

 - sheet "Full" now only shows tar ...
 - sheet "Not installed" is empty

When I select the source box, the source code tarball is indeed "installed".

Summary: yes, it is still possible to "install" the source code tarball using setup; however, as I have shown above, setup is confused by the "source:" line
in the *-debuginfo entry.


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