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RE: Test: zip-2.31 and unzip-5.52
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 23:57:08 -0500
- Subject: RE: Test: zip-2.31 and unzip-5.52
> From: Charles Wilson
> Charles D. Russell wrote:
> > I use zip and gzip for backup files, where a bug is unlikely to be
> > detected before the problem is catastrophic. Thus I like
> to stick to
> > old, well-tested versions, and am interested in understanding where
> > problems might arise. I would have thought that the cygwin
> > would be the same as that obtained by taking the standard source and
> > running make.
> Do you really think that every cygwin package compiles
> out-of-box with no changes? Not even close to true!
I think you meant to say something to the effect of, "...every 'standard'
source tarball compiles...". All Cygwin packages should of course compile
OOB, or there'd be little reason to produce them.
To the OP: "Old" != "Well Tested". You should be testing whatever program
you're using to do backups, GNU, Cygwin, or otherwise.
Gary R. Van Sickle
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