setup: CVS HEAD does not install test: releases

Andy Koppe
Mon Aug 16 04:40:00 GMT 2010

On 16 August 2010 04:25, Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
<> wrote:
> setup CVS HEAD (2.717) does not download test: releases in either
> Install from Internet and Download Without Installing modes.
> I found this out by trying to install gcc4-*-4.5.0-1; after selecting
> the 4.5.0-1 versions of gcc4-*, they did not show up in the Pending
> view, nor were they downloaded or installed.  However, setup did
> uninstall my 4.3.4-3, leaving me without *any* gcc. :-(

You need to manually tick the 'Bin?' box when selecting the
experimental version. It's a longer-standing issue:

Another annoyance in this area is that once you do have an
experimental package installed, setup.exe always tries to downgrade
you back to the current one.


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