#2103 0.6.2-beta20131004-1 fails

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2013-10-15
2013-10-12
jetgum77
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The latest installer does not work (0.6.2-beta20131004-1).

When selecting "mark for installation" I get:

internal package specification error
can't get 'tarname' for non-release element <<<unknown>>>


Also sometimes various error dialogs keep popping up.

Please put back up mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe Why did you remove it?

Discussion

  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2013-10-12

    Funny that it seems to work just fine for everyone else.

    If you have an issue with selecting a particular package, you need to tell us which it is. As it stands, this is not a valid bug report.

    And stop asking me to reinstate an obsolete package, which I am no longer prepared to support; it is not coming back. If you want it so badly, go look for it yourself, on one of those mirror sites which preserve content indefinitely.

     
  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2013-10-12
    • status: unread --> closed
    • Resolution: none --> invalid
     
  • jetgum77

    jetgum77 - 2013-10-12

    Sorry if I offended, you I did not mean to. I realize the new installer is a great effort and a big improvement for many users. It worked before but now it does not - I really tried but could not get past the errors posted above.

    The missing old package is not just a problem for me just look at these people trying to get to build Bitcoin (check it out Bitcoin if you have not yet):
    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=252931.msg3326562#msg3326562
    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149479.msg3313813#msg3313813

    I have the file myself but it would be nice for it to continue to be available as an (unsupported) official release.

     
  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2013-10-12

    There is an ongoing discussion on the MinGW-Users mailing list, relating to the specific issues you have identified; as I point out there, they are issues within the catalogue, and not directly attributable to the installer itself. You would see identically the same error messages with the old installer you seem so keen to preserve, if you updated its catalogue, (as you should, this long after it was published; only archaeologists should be interested in the antique versions of software listed in the ancient catalogue bundled with that obsolete installer).

     
  • jetgum77

    jetgum77 - 2013-10-15

    only archaeologists should be interested in the antique versions of software listed in the ancient catalogue bundled with that obsolete installer

    It's gcc 4.6... official Bitcoin builds used 4.4 last time I checked.

     

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