>I reported these various MinGW bugs with as much info as I had on the MinGW
>bug tracker, in case it is used as the MinGW bug tracker, eg:
>BUG: [ 1707590 ] MinGW-5.0.3 update silently fails reporting out-of-date
Looks like the bugs I opened got immediately closed, possibly without
anything being fixed, so I'm not sure that was necessarily a productive
use of time :)
>I think when I recently reinstalled MinGW, the installer updates itself
> and exits, and you just need to re-run it. It would be nice if it gave
>some indication that it has successfully updated, and say that you need
>to manually restart it though.
You think it tried to write a newer version to the same "MinGW-5.0.3.exe"
file whilst it was running? That sounds a bit improbable to me, but I
I reran the "MinGW-5.0.3.exe" -- but it still says "MingGW 5.0.3" in its
titlebar when it appears, and it still says it is out-of-date. I think I'll
rather than letting it update, as I have no reason to believe it will work
this time any better than last time.
I saw somewhere another link to another version, which also apparently
is not on the download site. But see below -- perhaps the entire
download website is not to be trusted -- that is something that had
never occurred to me, but now it seems very likely -- someone
below is saying the website is not working.
>On Wednesday 25 April 2007 18:03, amores perros wrote:
> > So, maybe the automatic updates to the web page
> > aren't working hourly like the web pages claims,
>No. SourceForge broke the automatic updates for that page, a long time
>ago; no one has yet gotten around to tidying it up. Hopefully that
>will happen soon.
>Please *always* refer to the project page on SourceForge.net, as that
>web page advises, for the latest info.
The mingw page appears to be homed here:
and the download page appears to be here:
where it appears to recommend using the project
installer -- it says it is easier for both for
newbies and for developers.
Then it says the automated creation is working:
>The automated creation of ssi/release.html that displays the table below is
>The dynamic data on from the SF site is refreshed
>on an hourly basis to the http://www.mingw.org site. For
>the most up to date view of the data you need to
>the SF File Release pages.
Are you assuring us that that web page is simply
not to be trusted?
I actually checked the wiki briefly, but I didn't
notice any warnings not to trust the web page,
so I had assumed the web page was reasonably
If you lack anyone willing to update the web page
and remove the untrue statements, I would willing
to edit the html to at least remove the aggregious
misinformation -- if you give me appropriate
permissions -- unless, of course, it requires
manipulating some complicated scripting setup
not accessible to the uninitiated -- and I'm
really extremely uninitated with MinGW :)
I remember I had tried the installer a year or two
ago, and found that it ran for many hours
downloading many packages, and then it had
an internal bug and stopped at the end and
deleted all the packages, so I decided it was
not very usable then, but I believe that was version 4,
and I was hoping to test if version 5 is better;
I bet it is, after all, it is a whole major number
newer, and probably lots of minor number
improvements too -- newer, shinier, better :)
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