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Michael H. Cox wrote:
> Excuse me for butting in on this thread, but I'm having trouble using
> the cygwin CVS respository and since CVS seems to be the preferred
> I'm trying to build a debug version of cygwin1.dll to help debug a
> problem I'm having. I'd like to retrieve the source files used to
> build cygwin 1.3.19-1 from CVS. Following the instructions at
> http://cygwin.com/cvs.html I tried to checkout this version using:
> cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/src checkout -r
> cygwin-1-3-19-1 winsup
> (BTW, the tag cygwin-1-3-19-1 isn't in the list of available tags in
> cvsweb at
> but it is in CVS.)
> I only got a portion of the source files (the files under
> src/winsup/cygwin). If I don't use the tag, I get all the sources,
> but I'm getting files off the MAIN trunk that aren't tagged with
Yes. Cygwin incorporates things like newlib from outside winsup. Since
cygwin does not own these, they don't get tagged. I assume the newlib people
object to having loads of cygwin tags in their bit of src.
> I don't think that's what I want since I'll be
> getting changes that have occurred since the 1.3.19-1 release. How
> do I get the versions of w32api, newlib, etc. that were used to build
> 1.3.19-1 out of CVS?
Tricky. Do you need to? Why not just build from HEAD, and see if your
problem still exists? If it doesn't - great! If it does - you don't need to
struggle with CVS to get it to give you the right files.
If you really do need 1.3.19-1 specifically, I suggest you use the tarball -
it *should* be buildable - otherwise there is not a lot of point in having
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