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Prompt to create local package directory if it doesn't exist?
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Prompt to create local package directory if it doesn't exist?
- From: "Karr, David" <david dot karr at cacheflow dot com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 09:28:53 -0700
Most install programs, when the user enters an "install directory" that does
not exist, present a prompt to the user asking if they want to create that
directory. The Cygwin setup does that too. However, it doesn't do that for
the "local package directory". If the local package directory doesn't
exist, it just reports an error. Is there a good reason why it works this
way? I can see the possibility that someone might want to install Cygwin
in, say, "c:/cygwin", but set the local package directory to
"c:/cygwin/install". If you want to do that, you have to precreate the
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