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- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: Gareth Pearce <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:29:10 -0500
- Subject: Re: setup.exe
- References: <F100n20lbhsKd6QR7j100001173@hotmail.com>
Gareth Pearce wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 10, 2002 at 06:31:01PM -0800, Michael wrote:
>> >Setup.exe seems to crash and burn rather ungracefully if setup.ini is
>> >missing it's timestamp and version lines at the top.
>> Doctor, doctor! It hurts when I do this...
>> Luckily that will never be an issue for cygwin setup.
> I assume this is a statement that rolling your own setup.ini for ease of
> private instalations is not supported. Even though it seems to be a
> regually suggested as a thing to do.
Of course it's not supported per se(*) -- but it IS allowed. Just don't
do it wrong: Doctor, it hurts when I leave the timestamp and version
lines out of my setup.ini. Then make sure your custom version.in HAS
timestamp and version info. Sheesh.
(*)Support implies some obligation on our part to make sure that your
intended use works. We accept no such obligation -- our obligation is
to insure that the cygwin dist itself, as propagated on the mirror
system, works with our cygwin setup tool. Period.
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