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Re: New FAQ entry?

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:16:26AM -0400, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc.) wrote:
>Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
>>In light of the two questions on this subject in as many (or less) days, I
>>thought I'd search the FAQ for the answer to "Why doesn't this (very
>>common) command work?" and didn't find it there, so I thought I'd offer a
>>It's basically the same text I wrote in 
>>, but slightlt 
>>Why doesn't this (very common) command work?
>>(or: Why doesn't patch work?")
>>While the Cygwin Net distribution contains many packages, not all of them
>>are installed by default. Many programs, including some very common ones
>>(like "patch", "ls", "tar", "gzip", etc.), have to be installed before
>>they can be used.
>>You can use the search engine at to look which
>>package you need for the "patch" utility, and then use
>> to install the appropriate package.
>I certainly have no problem with this entry but I think I should point
>out that it serves a similar purpose to:
>What packages should I download?
>Perhaps these two should be merged.  Also, it may make sense to mention
>the directory/file name collisions as a corner case that can cause problems
>even if the utility in question is installed.

There are also similar words on the cygwin web page itself *in bold*.  I don't
think adding another entry to the FAQ is going to accomplish much.


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