1.7.0: Chronic Re-install Problem

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Mon Mar 23 02:27:00 GMT 2009

Lee D.Rothstein wrote:

> * Until a recent update. During that update, lots of things went
>  haywire, including scads of messages about not being able to read from
>  '<null>'.

  Can't tell you anything about it, but I just saw this myself yesterday.  It
happened using 1.5, when I was doing a fresh install that stalled part way
through and wasn't able to download all the packages I had selected.

> * Each time I do a Cygwin 1.7 'setup' update, 'setup' shows the following 3
>  packages (binaries) as requiring update (even if I do an update and
>  immediately follow it with another update):
>  > gcc
>  > tetex
>  > startup-notification
>  After starting the install, setup reports nothing needed installing and
> quits.

  At least part of this (the gcc part) is a known-and-harmless bug in setup.
I'm not sure whether the others are the same.


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