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Subject: RE: Setup.exe release-candidate
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Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 01:42:29 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Michael A Chase" <mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com>, "Max Bowsher" <maxb AT ukf DOT net>,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A Chase [mailto:mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 1:17 AM
> I'm copying this to cygwin-apps instead of cygwin.
> I was planning to do this once the new setup.exe was released
> and the source merged, but have absolutely no objection to 
> Max doing it.
> My feeling is that the site specific directories are a
> distraction.  When downloading, the newest setup.ini found 
> should be the only one saved.  Even if site specific 
> setup.ini's are desirable, the archive files should still 
> only be saved in the base tree.

Site specific setup.ini's are a -requirement-. Try running the new
setup, and then on the mirror page, click add, and put
"" in there.
(You should end up with that auto selected in addition to your normal
mirror sites.). You'll get Chucks test packages _merged_ into your
pacakge view. Neat huh? Want automake 1.6? Just click on automake-devel
a coupla times.

MD5 validation of tarballs would be nice prior to moving them into a
common tree.

I've written on this a couple of times. My pov remains: I don't
particularly like the separate persistent trees, and will happily review
alternatives. Other than moving the downloaded files across once they
are validated I don't have a better plan as yet. (Ideas yes, plans no).


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