This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: can't install or upgrade from local anymore (setup v. 2.416)

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Urs Rau wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Nov 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:
> > Urs,
> >
> > It would be great if you were willing to debug the problem,
> willing, yes. but I am not sure what you would want me to do? is there a
> document somewhere?

Well, for starters, you could use gdb on a debug snapshot of setup.exe,
and set a breakpoint in, and see if it
ever gets to the PostMessage line (still giving the -5 command line
option).  If it doesn't, try to figure out why.

Unfortunately, there isn't a debug snapshot of the latest setup.  So, you
could instead build setup from CVS (by following the instructions at
<>) and try the debug
sequence above.  Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, but as Max mentioned,
this isn't a common problem.  Hope this helps,

> >  but in any case, I can offer a workaround: try giving a "--no-md5"
> > (or "-5") command-line option to setup.exe -- that should turn off MD5
> > sum checking for the packages.
> and it does. but the packages selected don't actually get installed. I
> have now gone through it twice and the packages still show up as not
> installed.
> Thanks for the hint anyway.
> Urs Rau

      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"I have since come to realize that being between your mentor and his route
to the bathroom is a major career booster."  -- Patrick Naughton

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]