Setup.exe update confusion

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Aug 5 16:00:00 GMT 2010

On 8/5/2010 11:42 AM, David Balažic wrote:
> Hi!
> I just downloaded and started Setup.exe (version 2.708).
> I have already Cygwin installed, I wnated just to update to newest state.
> So I clicked Next, until I got to the package selection.
> Before I used then to click the View button, to get a list of packages
> that would be updated.
> But today with this version, I have a View named "Pending" that has a
> lot of packages listed (about 100).

"Pending" is the old "Partial" view.  It's been renamed.

> The Current column is empty for all of them.
> I am confused.
> I expected a few packages liste, with existing Current version and
> newer version listed under the New column.
> What am I missing?

I don't think too much.  I ran setup.exe 2.708 and setup.exe 2.697.
The same pages in each showed the same thing.  Although my list of
updates was smaller, not all the packages listed had a current field.
My list contained new dependencies for the packages being updated.
If there really are no packages listed with a "Current" version, I'd
say you're experiencing the result of setup.ini being updated with
previously missing packages for packages you have already installed.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
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