Fw: help win winxp install

Sam The Cat sam_spam_cat@verizon.net
Wed Jan 10 02:40:00 GMT 2007

> Sam The Cat wrote:
>>> According to Morgan Gangwere on 1/9/2007 11:14 AM:
>>>> this outlines my point exactly. we need to give _all_ of the mirrors
>>>> not a _48_ hour but at max a _24_ hour.
>>> You need more convincing arguments if you want the current mirror policy
>>> to change.
>>>> and _all_ the mirrors should
>>>> have the same packages.
>>> They do.  In order to be a non-stale mirror on cygwin's setup.exe list,
>>> the mirror must provide everything that cygwin.com provides, updated to
>>> within the last 48 hours.
>>>> this goes back to having _libintl8_ but not
>>>> being able to get the _libintl3_ packages.
>>> libintl8 and libintl3 are two different packages, but both are available
>> That might be true now -- but it was not true last friday eve.  Two 
>> complete downloads from two different mirrors (no I no longer remeber 
>> which) did not yeld 'libint3'
> Well you must have caught them cleaning house since libintl3 has been 
> around
> for years.  You can check the announcements list to see when various 
> packages
> were added and updated.
>>> on all current cygwin mirrors.  libintl3 is obsolete.  New code should 
>>> not
>>> be using it.
>> Thats interesting -- the package I had problmes with was 'gcc' 
>> specifically the first pass parser 'cc1'.  Unless things have changed it 
>> would seem to me that the flagship compiler would not be considered 'old 
>> code'
> It's not old code but gcc is a long time package.  Looks like it 
> incorrectly
> picked up cygintl-3.dll for cc1.exe the last time it was built.  But 
> looking
> at the setup.hint files, it correctly says that it depends on it.  So if 
> you
> were installing gcc, you would get the libintl3 package if it existed on 
> the
> mirror you chose.
> I do notice, however, that gcc has a dependency on cygintl-8.dll but 
> doesn't
> show the dependency in the setup.hint file.  Dave, can you review this and
> see if the setup.hint files need to be updated?

Thanks -- I was hoping that someone with more wherewithall would look into 


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