On 03/03/2018 23:00, Robert Cohen wrote:
Summary of problem: When installing Cygwin from a local directory, setup-x86_64.exe version 2.889 doesn't list the packages that I additionally selected for download when previously downloading to that directory, and the top line of the GUI under Category view says "No packages found<->Default". Continuing the install only installs the packages preselected by setup.
Thanks for reporting this problem.
Details: To install a fresh version of Cygwin, I usually do this: Run setup-x86_64.exe using "Download Without Installing", select some additional packages, and then after everything finished, I rerun setup-x86_64.exe using "Install from Local Directory", and then the GUI, under Category view, shows "All <-> Default", beneath which is a hierarchical list including the packages preselected by setup along with the additional ones that I selected when downloading. Here's the problem: I performed the above process using today's version of setup-x86_64.exe from cygwin.com, which according to setup.ini is setup version 2.889, and the "Download Without Installing" setup worked as expected. However, when I next did "Install from Local Directory" using that directory, instead of showing "All<->Default", it showed "No packages found<->Default", and only the packages preselected by setup were not going to be skipped. I tried changing "Default" to "Install" at the top level of the list, but that then selected everything for install, not just the preselected packages and the additional ones I had downloaded. I repeated this process using a few different mirror sites for the download phase, but that made no difference. Interestingly, if I copy an older version of setup-x86_64.exe into my already-downloaded directory, e.g. setup-x86_64.exe version 2.880, the GUI is able to find the selected packages that I had already downloaded using setup version 2.889, after of course giving a few warnings about the current ini file being from a newer version of setup. In other words, if I download using setup v2.889, then when subsequently installing from that directory, setup v2.889 doesn't know what additional packages I had selected, whereas setup v2.880 does know. I'm wondering if I'm not doing something correctly, or if there is an issue with version 2.889 of setup-x86_64.exe not finding packages that were additionally selected for download.
I built an updated setup with some attempted fixes for these problems. https://cygwin.com/setup/setup-2.889-12-g1cf567.x86.exe https://cygwin.com/setup/setup-2.889-12-g1cf567.x86_64.exe Perhaps you could try that and see if it improves things for you? -- 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