[Mingw-users] Errors in standard include files

Keith Marshall keith****@users*****
Sat Jan 11 05:37:25 JST 2020

On 10/01/2020 19:47, Anton Shepelev wrote:
> Keith Marshall:
>> Web security technologies have advanced, significantly,
>> since Microsoft pulled the plug on WinXP; it is becoming
>> increasingly difficult to continue supporting web access
>> from WinXP
> It is a shame that so simple a task as downloading a file
> should require relatively new OS and software.  Stable
> protocols are a blessing.

It's because most download sites now use HTTPS, and require certified
authentication; WinXP is simply too old to reliably support that.  It
reached end-of-life several years ago, as did WinVista somewhat more
recently.  Win7 will go the same way, within the coming week; Microsoft
want you to upgrade to Win10 ... or you could move to something with
better legacy support :-)

> The installer created
> C:\MinGW\libexec\mingw-get\ and
> C:\MinGW\bin\mingw-get.exe
> but reported some errors.  Here is the complete installation
> log (let me know if I should have provided a pastebin link
> instead):

Pasting it in-line is fine; indeed, it is preferable, unless you need to
post more than the 140 kB data limit for the list.

>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: unpacking mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-bin.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: unpacking mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-gui.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: unpacking mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-lic.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: unpacking mingw-get-setup-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-dll.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: unpacking mingw-get-setup-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-xml.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: updating installation database
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: register mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-bin.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: register mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-gui.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: register mingw-get-0.6.3-mingw32-pre-20170905-1-lic.tar.xz
>    mingw-get: *** INFO *** setup: installation database updated

Good.  That looks like the OSDN.net version.  However...

>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/package-list.xml.lzma?download:cannot open URL; status = 12157
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** Sync Repository: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/package-list.xml.lzma?download: download failed
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw32-package-list.xml.lzma?download:cannot open URL; status = 12157
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** Sync Repository: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw32-package-list.xml.lzma?download: download failed
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw32-contrib-package-list.xml.lzma?download:cannot open URL; status = 12157
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** Sync Repository: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw32-contrib-package-list.xml.lzma?download: download failed
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/msys-package-list.xml.lzma?download:cannot open URL; status = 12157
>    mingw-get: *** ERROR *** Sync Repository: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/msys-package-list.xml.lzma?download: download failed

...this suggests that you still have an obsolete profile.xml, which is
directing catalogue update requests to SF.net.  You need to edit that,
to make its repository references match the new defaults.xml, (or just
move it away, so defaults.xml will be used instead).


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