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- From: "David A. Cobb" <Superbiskit at cox dot net>
- To: Cygwin General Discussion <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 14:10:04 -0500
- Subject: Third-party products that include Cygwin
I recently tried out a couple of software packages -- SSH_CONFIGURATOR
is one that sticks in my mind -- that are built with Cygwin.
Their README documents said there wouldn't be a problem with a "properly
installed" existing Cygwin. Well, there was a problem with
mine, which otherwise works just fine for me.
Possibly they looked for cygwin1.dll in a specific place, possibly they
tried to use PATH. I don't know. Anyway, they left me with multiple
cygwin1.dll's so nothing worked at all until I tore them out by the roots.
OK, that may be the packagers problem, not ours. However, I'm wondering
if we could make it easier?
How about storing /HKLM/Cygnus
And providing a simple C routine to return the critical information.
I'm less sure about this piece -- most use things like InstallShield and
I don't know how the scripting works there.
Of course, if they simply looked at the mount point
/HKLM/Cyg.../Cygwin/mounts_v2/bin, they could work it all out!!!
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace, I am a Christian man; by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim: R.French, Tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software!
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