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Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?

> On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 07:55:57PM -0000, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> >> On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 06:39:47PM -0000, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> >> >Well, Gary (Gary R. Van Sickle) is the maintainer of that page, so....
> >>
> >> Ack.  I missed that fact.
> >>
> >> Don't send Gary email about this!  I'm sure he doesn't need it.
> >
> >Ooooops! Too late! ;-) Only kiddin' I'm sure that's not a worry. Perhaps
> >changing
> >
> >"Run this program any time you want to install a cygwin package."
> >
> >to
> >
> >"It is recommended that you use setup.exe whenever you want to install a
> >cygwin package. If you install or update packages manually, you are doing
> >at your own risk."
> >
> >at the end of the third paragraph below "What's New and How Do I Get
> I don't think people are actually reading that paragraph at all, though.
> think that's part of the problem.

Then there's not much you can do. If user's don't read these informative
pieces of information, that would cut down the superfluous "bug" reports,
then the easiest thing to me would be to send a reply of "Read blah...".
They'll, *hopefully*, get the message.

Sorry I just noticed something I sent 20 minutes ago has got through even
though I got an "supposed" SMTP error...Brrrrr


Elfyn McBratney

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