On 2016-12-07 14:40, Erik Soderquist wrote: > On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:18 AM, Lee Dilkie wrote: >> I'd agree that adding "cygwin" to the setup program would be nice >> but it's certainly not the windows "way", lots of programs use just >> "setup.exe". > > I don't recall "the Windows way" being a goal of Cygwin. > >> Versioning can't be added to the file name because the setup >> program itself isn't versioned, or at least isn't the same version >> as the cygwin you are installing... the cygwin version come from >> the servers... > > Yes, the setup program is versioned, and will complain about being > outdated on its own anytime it sees a setup.ini that reports a newer > version of the setup program exists. > > I've often wondered why the setup program doesn't include its > version number in the name like ever other package does, for > example: openssh-7.3p1-2.tar.xz > > On my own systems, I download the setup program and check its > version, then rename the file myself to include the version number. I > know I would greatly appreciate the setup version number in the file > name, and suspect this could be accomplished without breaking the > existing scripted downloads by having setup.exe and setup_x64.exe be > symlinks to whatever the current version is. Having the version > number of the setup program thus available could also prevent a lot > of duplicate downloads. I know I would look at the version number > before downloading rather than download and then compare to what I > have.
Use wget -N to prevent duplicate downloads when the name, date, and size don't change. -- Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/ Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple