Setup patch to keep test version if test version installed

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jan 28 20:23:00 GMT 2015

On Jan 28 10:55, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 27 22:14, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jan 27 22:04, Achim Gratz wrote:
> > > Corinna Vinschen writes:
> > > > Or today.  Can you try this patch?  Most of it is a bit of reformatting,
> > > > the importnat part is the last set_action call.
> > > 
> > > I think I'll get this wedged in sometime tomorrow.
> > 
> > Thanks.  I think I have a better one, though.  The CleanOrphansOption
> > in cinjunction of not having a "curr" package should immediately trigger
> > the packagemeta::Uninstall_action:
> > [...]
> This test release has another puzzeling problem I have to figure out
> yet.  For some reason, it's impossible to downgrade packages at all.
> Worse, if you try that, it will remove the package.  That's a rather
> weird side effect of my changes, which were only supposed to change
> the selection method, not the underlying workings.  Oh well.

I applied a patch and uploaded new test versions, 2.863, to

These should fix the aforementioned bug I introduced, as well as another
subtil problem when checking and unchecking the Bin/Src boxes.  If both
boxes were deselected, the package got uninstalled without showing up in
the "Pending" view.  I worked around that by setting the package state
explicitely to "Uninstall" if both boxes got deselected.

This version also introduces an experimental option -m/--mirror-mode.

There's something bugging me for a long time as well.  We're running our
own Cygwin mirror on a local Linux box.  The directory is mounted via
NFS on my Windows boxes.  So, rather than installing from internet, I
"Install from Local Directory", with the local directory being the
NFS-mounted mirror directory.

This works fine, except that, after parsing setup.ini, setup hangs
unresponsive for about 2 minutes.  Only then the chooser window opens.

It turned out that the 2 minutes are spent iterating throught the full
set of packages and testing each package and each packageversion if the
underlying package file exists in the download directory.

Given that the directory is a mirror in my case, the test makes only
marginal sense.  Therefore I added the -m option which avoids most file
system access and only checks in a border case (installed version is not
in setup.ini).

If you're doing as I do, running a local mirror, you may welcome this
option.  I just don't guarantee that it always works ;}  If you find a
bug, don't hesitate to report it.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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