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Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 13:34:59 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I tried an experiment recently where I turned on ftp access to the
> cygwin download directory on sources.redhat.com. The result seemed
> to be that people started downloading cygwin's package .tar.bz2 files
> directly and (somehow) used tar to extract files rather than running
> So, that experiment was a bad idea. I turned off access again. Yet, I
> still have the feeling that many people are downloading packages
> directly (from mirrors I suppose) and then we get to experience the
> maddening "I downloaded foo and it gives me an error about missing bar.
> What in the world could possibly be the problem????"
> Can anyone offer any explanation about this? Or maybe convince me that
> I'm wrong in noticing this trend? I suppose that it is possible that
> we are now hitting a newer stupider brand of user who just can't be
> bothered to read the cygwin web site and click on a link to download
> but I'm wondering if there is another explanation. Maybe there is
> a popular web page out there with wrong advice or something...
Well, guess what comes up first on a Google search for "cygwin install"?
See for yourself: <http://google.com/search?q=cygwin+install> (just in
case, the first match I get is <http://www.woodsoup.org/projs/ORKiD/basic.htm>,
last updated on March 24, 2000). :-(
I don't know if there's anything that can be done about it, though...
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