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Every so often I run Cygwin's setup.exe and click "Install" for the "All" category. However, when I change the view to show "Pending", about seventy-five packages' sources are always checked to download. I can repeat this process ten times in a row and the same sources are downloaded again and again. What's going on here?

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That shouldn't happen. Does it then go through to install the packages correctly? – me_and Mar 27 '12 at 20:57
@me_and: Well, at least there are no error codes or odd return codes listed. After the install process it goes straight to the "create shortcuts" dialog. – wes Mar 30 '12 at 21:42
Wait, you click to install everything? That's probably not what you want to do: that tries to install every single package in the repository. The equivalent to apt-get upgrade is just to keep clicking "Next"; the installer defaults to taking updates for any packages you've already installed. – me_and Apr 2 '12 at 11:27
@me_and: I actually do keep all packages installed. But regardless of whether I select "Install All" or simply "Next," the same packages' sources are again offered for download the next time I run the setup.exe. – wes May 9 '12 at 16:26
Odd! I'd raise it on the Cygwin mailing list; it sounds like a bug to me. – me_and May 10 '12 at 20:43

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