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

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 07:34:30PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 09:42:19AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >On Sat, 2003-02-15 at 08:59, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>I suppose so, but, again, it seems like many people *recently* are
> >>unaware of the setup program entirely.
> >
> >Hmm, I think we should add a new screen to setup.exe.
> >
> >After the install completes..
> >
> >"Your cygwin install is now ready to use.  Please run setup.exe again
> >if you want to Install new packages, Remove installed packages, or
> >Update your install with the latest versions of your installed
> >packages."
> I like it.  Apparently it is extremely confusing to many people that running
> "setup.exe" again is how you update your system, Microsoft conventions not
> withstanding.

So... hey, why is it called "setup"?  Isn't it, in the first place the
"Cygwin Package Manager"?  "cpm"?  Even the suffix of the archive files
could be cpm...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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