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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] GNU emacs 21.2-7 packages available

Thank you for updating Cygwin Emacs.

This distribution places the "internal" Emacs programs:

 cvtmail.exe      fakemail.exe  profile.exe     vcdiff
 digest-doc.exe   hexl.exe      rcs2log         yow.exe
 emacsserver.exe  movemail.exe  sorted-doc.exe

in the directory /usr/sbin/emacs/21.2/i686-pc-cygwin/.

Based upon the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) at, it would appear that the
more appropriate place for these files is
/usr/libexec/emacs/21.2/i686-pc-cygwin/.  (Alternatively,
these files could be placed in

There is a precedent for this in the Cygwin 'squid'
distribution, which places cachemgr.cgi and unlinkd.exe
in /usr/libexec/squid/.

Here are the descriptions of these two directories.



"/usr/lib includes object files, libraries, and internal binaries
that are not intended to be executed directly by users or
shell scripts."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Buehler []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 2:09 PM
> To:
> Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] GNU emacs 21.2-7 packages available
> GNU emacs package 21.2-7 has been released and should be on 
> the various
> mirrors soon.
> This release fixes a packaging error in 21.2-6 -- I forgot to
> ship the DOC file.  So the built-in emacs lisp documentation
> should work now.
> There are no porting bugs that I am aware of.  The last couple
> problems have been bugs in emacs itself.
> New users please be aware of a couple things:
> - You will want "tty" included in your CYGWIN environment variable
>    setting, and probably "binmode".  Look at the following for some
>    documentation: 
> - Emacs sometimes fails to detect subprocess exit.  This is a cygwin
>   problem and should be fixed in the next release of cygwin.
> Joe Buehler

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