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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: unison2.13, unison2.17, unison2.27

New versions of the unison2.13, unison2.17, and unison2.27 packages are
available in the Cygwin distribution. Unison is a file synchronizer for
Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and
directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the
same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by
propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

Unison is packaged for Cygwin as three independent packages, each
representing a version of Unison that is incompatible with the other
two.  You have to run the same version of Unison on the client and
server, or Unison will issue an error message and quit.  By installing
one or more of these packages side by side, you can use whichever one
you need to synchronize with a particular host.  Please read
/usr/share/doc/unison*/README.Cygwin for more details.

The unison* packages also install a convenience symlink from
/usr/bin/unison to one of the versioned unison executables, e.g.
unison-2.27.exe.  alternatives(8) is used to manage the symlink.  If the
symlink is being managed in "auto" mode, then it will automatically
track the highest numbered version of unison that you have installed.
You can override this choice by either changing the symlink manually
with ln(1), or by using alternatives(8):

alternatives --display unison   shows you the installed versions of
unison, their priorities, which executable the symlink points to, and
whether the symlink is being managed in "auto" or "manual" mode.

alternatives --config unison   presents a menu from which you can choose
which version you want to use as the default.  This puts the symlink in
manual mode.

alternatives --auto unison   puts the symlink in automatic mode, where
it will always point to the highest numbered version of unison that's
installed on your host.

alternatives --set unison /usr/bin/unison-$V.exe   forces the symlink to
point to unison-$V.exe, and puts it in manual mode.

Please see alternatives(8) for more details.  Please note:  if you
installed any of the unison* packages prior to this release, a symlink
from /usr/bin/unison was created for you on installation.
alternatives(8) considers this symlink to be in "manual" mode, so it
will not touch it until or unless you run alternatives with --config,
--auto, or --set as described above.

Changes in these releases:

- Many upstream bug fixes, new features, and rewrites.  See
 for details.
- Fixed unwanted output when -terse or -silent is in effect.
- Renamed unison-manual.html to unison-2.27.48-manual.html in Cygwin
- Use alternatives(8) to manage /usr/bin/unison symlink.

- Renamed unison-manual.html to unison-2.17.1-manual.html in Cygwin
- Use alternatives(8) to manage /usr/bin/unison symlink.

- Renamed unison-manual.html to unison-2.13.16-manual.html in Cygwin
- Use alternatives(8) to manage /usr/bin/unison symlink.

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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