L.S., Just a question, meaning it may have been discussed in cygwin-apps, but I have been reading that list for quite a while now.
Recently I reported a problem: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-03/msg00042.html (Another setup v2.889 regression? additional information) Jon T. applied a big hammer to solve the problem ... (in short, in the entry for cscope ,the version number in the "prev" subentry was replaced as follows: [prev] version: 15.8a-2 (i.e. version number 126.96.36.199-2 was replaced by a "version number" that is NOT part of the filename) Today David Lee reported a related problem: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-03/msg00083.html (Setup problem (2.889 32-bit) ) I replayed what David described and confirmed the issue. Then I downloaded and installed the most recent version of liblz4_1. When setup (install mode) is invoked again, it wants to install the previous version of liblz4_1 (of course!). ... so I applied Jon's big hammer to setup.ini and replaced 131-1 by 1.7.5-0 (version:) in the prev subentry (pkg liblz4_1) That removed the issue (again, of course!). However to my surprise /etc/setup/installed.db now lists: 64-@@ grep -e cscope -e lz4 /drv/e/Cygwin64-test/etc/setup/installed.db cscope cscope-15.8a-2.tar.bz2 1 <==== artifical version number liblz4_1 liblz4_1-1.7.5-0.tar.bz2 0 <==== ditto These files do NOT exist. The file names were "artificially crafted". The files that do exist, are: 64-@@ ls -l release/cscope release/lz4/liblz4_1 release/cscope: total 700 -rw-r--r-- 1 Henri None 381409 Mar 6 13:18 cscope-188.8.131.52-2.tar.bz2 -rw-r--r-- 1 Henri None 330264 Mar 6 13:16 cscope-15.8b-1.tar.xz release/lz4/liblz4_1: total 52 -rw-r--r-- 1 Henri None 30408 Mar 6 12:37 liblz4_1-1.7.5-1.tar.xz -rw-r--r-- 1 Henri None 17924 Mar 6 11:15 liblz4_1-131-1.tar.xz Is this the future of setup? Meaning, is it the intention that it may be possible that installed.db refers to files that do not exist? Henri -- 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