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#1352 Installer fails immediately

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nobody
2009-09-25
2009-09-18
Jeremy Sanders
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This is on Windows XP, SP3, 32 bit. I run the installer WinGW-5.1.5. With any of the install options selected when I start to install it prints "URL Parts Error\nCould not download mingwrt-3.15.2-mingw32-dev.tar.gz!"

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  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-09-18

    Try choosing a different mirror. This error is common when the mirror service fails.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-09-18

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Jeremy Sanders
    Jeremy Sanders
    2009-09-18

    Where is documented how to change the mirror?

     
  • Jeremy Sanders
    Jeremy Sanders
    2009-09-18

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-09-18

    The mirror selection is part of the SourceForge software service. Somewhere there is or used to be a default mirror preference for the user account. You could change that default to what ever you wished it to be. I've spent a few minutes trying to find it again but cannot seem to spot it in the new redesigned page views.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-09-18

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Love4Boobies
    Love4Boobies
    2009-09-19

    Hmm, I guess no one noticed me reporting this bug before? Could you guys also add the MinGW autoconfig and automake in there? It's a pain having to download each individual archive and then extracting them.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-09-21

    @love4boobies: Do not hijack issues.

     
  • Keith Marshall
    Keith Marshall
    2009-09-22

    > Hmm, I guess no one noticed me reporting this bug before?

    Hmm, yourself. I DID notice, and as a consequence withdrew the defective version of the installer from general release; perhaps YOU didn't notice that?.

    FTR, the installer, in its present form, is unmaintained; (those who have worked on it in the past have abandoned it). I did the patch to get to MinGW-5.1.5, and generated it using makensis on my GNU/Linux box. It appeared to work fine, when I tested it under Wine. I asked other developers to test natively; only one responded, and he said it looked okay, so I uploaded it. Now it doesn't seem to work, either for me or anyone else. I don't know why, and I'm not going to waste any more time on it; (in common with all typical MS-Windows installers, NSIS ensures that it will always be the epitome of mediocrity, no doubt inspired by the mediocre standard of the entire OS, which sadly, users seem to have come to accept, and even expect).

    > Could you guys also add the MinGW autoconfig and automake in there?
    > It's a pain having to download each individual archive
    > and then extracting them.

    This is completely unrelated to the scope of this ticket, which is why Earnie enjoins you to refrain from hijacking. In any case, given the unmaintained state of this installer, the answer is an unequivocal "ABSOLUTELY NOT"! (You will just have to wait for mingw-get, which is where I prefer to focus my effort).

     
  • Love4Boobies
    Love4Boobies
    2009-09-22

    I would appreciate it if the developers/maintainers would lose the attitude.

    At any rate, I have no problem updating the existing installer or even creating a new one as long as it'll help MinGW users. How would I go about submiting it? Should I just attach it here or use a mailing list? I'm unfamiliar with MinGW policies.

     
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