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RE: How to install a individual package

At Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:07 PM, Yin Ming wrote:
> But, the version of vim package is too new, it's 6.3-1, but my cygwin
> is only 1.9.10-1 ( the version of cygwin package ). Must I update the
> whole. 
> And, from my home, it's very slow to download packages via setup.exe,
> is there a fast http/ftp url to download the whole package ?

Versions refer to the individual packages, there is not overall version
number for a "cygwin distribution".  See "What version of Cygwin is this,
anyway?" in the FAQ
Also see the recent email archives for discussion of creating a versioned

The most recent version of the cygwin1.dll and associated utilities is
1.5.11-1.  (1.9.10-1 "the version of cygwin package" does not yet exist.)
Your vim (6.3-1) is up to date.
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:58:15 +0800
> Yin Ming <> wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:52:54 -0400 (EDT)
>> Igor Pechtchanski <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Yin Ming wrote:
>>>> HI, all
>>>> Greeting to all mates. This is my first time here.
>>>> I installed from a local downloaded directory. (Since I cannot
>>>> access Internet in my office), and after installed that, I found I
>>>> missed vim and w32api, these two tar.gz file were broken. So I
>>>> downloaded them individually, and copy them (the tar.gz package,
>>>> the setup.hint and md5 files) into their directories. Then I
>>>> started setup.exe again, but cannot find these two packages in the
>>>> list. Wow, how can I install them? 
>>> First off, Cygwin packages are distributed as .tar.bz2 files, not
>>> .tar.gz -- are you sure you got them from the right place?
>> Emm. I wrote wrong words. It's bz2, but I download it from another
>> site, and the version is much newer than the installed one.
>>> Secondly, setup
>>> doesn't read the setup.hint and md5 files, it reads the setup.ini
>>> (setup.bz2) in the top install cache directory.
>> Then I edited the setup.ini, add these new version packages inside,
>> and the md5 code. 
>>> Thirdly, did you try the
>>> "Full" and "Not installed" views?
>>> 	Igor
>> OK, after that, I can see them now. Installation has been done, and
>> thank you, Igor.

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