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[PATCH] Snapshot install instructions use bz2, not xz


I've attached a minor correction to the FAQ entry on installing
snapshots, to note that snapshots are now .xz archives, rather than

I've not been able to build this: the docs build requires "fop", which
isn't available in the main Cygwin repositories, and I don't
particularly want to set up this machine to start pulling packages from
Cygwin Ports.

2014-01-29  Adam Dinwoodie

	* faq-setup.xml (faq.setup.snapshots): Use .xz not .bz2.
Index: doc/faq-setup.xml
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/winsup/doc/faq-setup.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.32
diff -u -p -r1.32 faq-setup.xml
--- doc/faq-setup.xml	12 Nov 2013 22:21:32 -0000	1.32
+++ doc/faq-setup.xml	29 Jan 2014 15:36:23 -0000
@@ -539,7 +539,7 @@ bugfix that you need to try, and you are
 problems, or at the request of a Cygwin developer.
 <para>You should generally install the full
-<literal>cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2</literal> update, rather than just the DLL,
+<literal>cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.xz</literal> update, rather than just the DLL,
 otherwise some components may be out of sync.
 <para>You cannot use Cygwin Setup to install a snapshot.
@@ -561,8 +561,8 @@ you are only installing the DLL snapshot
 a <literal>bash</literal> shell (it should be the only running Cygwin process) and issue
 the following commands:
-	/bin/tar -C/ -jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2 --exclude=usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
-	/bin/tar -C/tmp -jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2 usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
+	/bin/tar -C/ -Jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.xz --exclude=usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
+	/bin/tar -C/tmp -Jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.xz usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
 <para>Exit the bash shell, and use Explorer or the Windows command shell to

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