Blind people using setup.exe?

Dave Korn
Tue Jun 28 17:18:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Brian Dessent
>Sent: 27 June 2005 18:50

> Dave Korn wrote:
>>> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>>   Mangled attributions.  I wrote this bit.
> I was replying to both of you, and quoting you through Igor's quote.

  That's pretty much the textbook definition of mangling an attribution!

>>   So, if it doesn't exist anymore, how do we workaround a package
>> validation failure exception?
> Essentially the operation of setup.exe now is as if --no-md5 was always
> passed on the command line.  Previously there were two types of MD5
> check, one that checked the entire local package directory (if you
> select 'install from local dir') and a second that checks each package
> before installing it.  This meant unnecessary double-checking of
> packages you were about to install from a local dir, and unnecessary
> checking of packages you had no intent to install.  The operation of the
> second kind (which was always unaffected by --no-md5) remains the same.
> Brian

  Oh!  Because the message hasn't changed I thought it was an md5 failure;
now I see it's an expected-size-check failure.

  Alas, there is still a problem, because before it was possible to work
around with a commandline option, and now it isn't, but requires delving
into the local download dir and messing with stuff.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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