setup: CVS HEAD does not install test: releases

Dave Korn
Mon Aug 16 05:10:00 GMT 2010

On 16/08/2010 05:40, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 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.

  Another problem is that the dependencies don't work: if you select the test
versions of a bunch of the language compilers, they don't cause the test
versions of the related runtime libs to get automatically selected.

  On the other hand, setup is no longer trying to automatically downgrade the
test packages any more.  But on the down side, it won't let me manually
downgrade them either.  I had to uninstall all the 4.5.0 version packages in
one step and then reinstall 4.3.4 in a second run through setup.exe.


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