Install problem on XP SP2
Aaron W. LaFramboise
Thu Apr 19 22:40:00 GMT 2007
Morgan Gangwere wrote:
> On 4/18/07, Aaron W. LaFramboise <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Aaron W. LaFramboise wrote:
>> Bug 1) Packages are silently not downloaded, when the user assumes that
>> they are.
> it LOOKS like they are silently not downloaded. you have to hit
> package dependancies in the package, or the mirror is broken.
Then I am fundamentally misunderstanding something, because I can't
understand the program in a way that I realize packages are not being
installed--with respect to my point of view, at random. But even if
packages are silently not being selected, possibly due to my
incompetence, if these are critical packages, I'd still appreciate some
sort of error.
>> Bug 2) There is no md5sum for the entire repository, meaning there is no
>> way for the user to personally verify that a mirror has the correct
>> stuff, or that his download was correct.
> there is. just read the mirror data where you put the cygwin temp
> stuff. last I checked, there was an MD5 hash for each entry.
However, it can only verify the package I've downloaded isn't broken
(and only then assuming the md5.sum hasn't been tampered with). It
cannot tell me that I somehow didn't get a package.
What I'd like is for sourceware to auto-generate an md5.sum that I could
do this with, and be assured I got a correct and complete full download:
md5sum -b md5.sum
This is what many projects that use mirrors have, to give downloaders an
assurance of mirror integrity and a "tamper-proof seal."
> you volunteering?
This needs to be done by one of the sourceware admins. But I suspect
they already have machinery in place that will do this, as other sources
folders have it.
> * the package selection screen is SLOoW!
It used to be a lot slower, as I recall, to select a full install,
something on the order of a several minute wait. Now its only a few
seconds. Slowness I can tolerate; silently broken installations I cannot.
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