Possible SETUP.EXE bug - failed download reports wrong percent completion

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert@alum.mit.edu
Tue Jul 9 22:46:00 GMT 2013

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>> I had my recent download fail part-way through a few times.  Each time
>> it went back to the "select FTP/HTTP" download host screen.
>> I just noticed that the window heading now says, "221% - Cygwin Setup"
>> (and increasing).  I'm guessing that some counter is not being reset
>> when this condition occurs.  I.e. if my previous download had obtained
>> 75% before it failed, and the next one obtained 75% before it failed,
>> the new one would start with 150% downloaded and grow from there.  The
>> line showing incremental download progress, in the form:
>>     44 % (71000K/158994K) 288.1 kB/s
>> seems to have correct %.  I'm guessing that's the # that should be in
>> the window header.
> More specific details:
> "Cygwin Setup - Download Incomplete. Try again?"
> Cygwin Setup says 320%.
> I click on "YES" and am brought to the "Choose Download Site(s)"
> window. I click Next (to get to Select Packages), then click Next
> again.
> This time Window header started at 0%.  I did the exact same thing all
> previous times, but I don't see how header is going to report > 100%
> this time.

Current download is up to 155% according to window header.  It has not
stopped as incomplete (yet).  Window status shows 29% downloaded.
"Total:" progress bar is 100% full (probably more like 155% full).
Package and Disk progress bars look normal (both < 100 %).

- Jim

Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert@alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

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