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New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on


I just uploaded a new setup-1.7.exe to install Cygwin 1.7.

You can find it here: 

The version number is 2.605.
The SHA1 checksum is 42ba9cfb36f21c55d6cbfff8e48b20202f0d85c1


- Installs 1.7 on NT and 1.5.x on 9x.

As far as NT is affected:

- Uses long path names and the Cygwin UNICODE transformation of special
  DOS characters.  This should allow to install files with special DOS
  chars (foo:bar, a<b), as well as files with names consisting of DOS
  device names (nul.exe, aux.c).

- Setup will still look for an old install by searching the 1.5.x
  registry mount points.  If you don't change to another dir in the
  "Choose Installation Directory" dialog, it will perform an upgrade
  rather than a fresh parallel install.  So, please change the root
  directory to something like, say, C:\cygwin-1.7

- Reads package DB the first time *after* the user pressed the "Next"
  button in the "Choose Installation Directory" dialog, so that setup
  doesn't use the package DB from a former installation by accident if
  the user chooses to install into a new directory.
  This only works once! 
  If you press the "Next" button in the "Choose Installation Directory"
  dialog before you changed the root directory, then press the "Back"
  button, it's too late.  In that case, press "Cancel" and restart
  I couldn't figure out how to drop the entire package DB in memory so
  that it can be re-read when the directory gets changed by the user.
  Can somebody help coding this?

- Does not write registry mount points anymore.

- Dynamically changes the layout of the "Choose Installation Directory"
  dialog so that there's no user choice for text/binmode.

Other changes:

- Silently skip empty tar packages of the 46 byte type (for instance

- New command-line option which was already present in Dave's test
  release 2.602:
  -P --packages                          Specify packages to install

Perhaps I screwed something up with my patches which worked before,
but it worked fine for me, so I don't know.  Please give it a try
and report back.

Have fun,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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