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Installing Snapshot Technique (WAS: Re: Resizeable xterms/rxvts)

ReSent-Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 23:33:29 -0400 (EDT)
ReSent-From: Jeffrey Juliano <>
ReSent-To: Jeffrey Juliano <>
ReSent-Subject: Installing Snapshot Technique (WAS: Re: Resizeable xterms/rxvts)
ReSent-Message-ID: <>

--- Keith Starsmeare <> wrote:
> Thanks for the patch; I have applied it to my sources, now all I have to do
> is get my gcc working again as I seem to have broken it; probably when I
> installed a newer snapshot! :(

Time for some techniques on trying new snapshots.

Snapshots are a work in process.  The builds are not tested to the point of
being an official release and are supplied as a convenience to developers. 
But, if you wish to try a snapshot then you need to provide a means of
fallback.  If you don't, you'll get burned.

Here's what I do.

cp -rf d:/Cygwin d:/CygwinSnapshot

[edit] d:/Cygwin/Start.bat
   mount -f -b d:/Cygwin /

[edit] d:/CygwinSnapshot/Start.bat
   mount -f -b d:/CygwinSnapshot /

[shortcut] d:/Cygwin/Start.bat
[shortcut] d:/CygwinSnapshot/Start.bat

[install] snapshot into d:/CygwinSpanshot
[test] using the shortcut to d:/CygwinSnapshot/Start.bat

   [no] Try to debug what's wrong and report
   [yes] backup d:/Cygwin then install snapshot into d:/Cygwin

NOTE: You can't use both shortcuts at the same time.  It's either one or the
other and not both.  You'll have to have a testing environment on a separate
machine for that.


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