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Re: Small documention addenda

On Nov 17 18:11, Valerio Bigiani wrote:
> I need to reference in my thesis the fact that setup.ini isn't (by default) 
> updated automatically via crontab, but you need to manually run setup.exe 
> to update the package list. I tried googling a bit for variations of 
> "setup.ini cygwin update" (and running similar searches on the mailing list 
> archive) but couldn't find the information anywhere. Can the following 
> patch be merged in the cygwin-doc package source?
> --- cygwin-doc-1.4/src/cygwin-ug-net.sgml.old	2008-11-17 18:01:37.343750000 
> +0100
> +++ cygwin-doc-1.4/src/cygwin-ug-net.sgml	2008-11-17 18:02:30.031250000 
> +0100
> @@ -137,7 +137,10 @@
>  </para>
>  <para>
>  Any time you want to update or install a Cygwin package, use the
> -graphical <command>setup.exe</command> program. By default,
> +graphical <command>setup.exe</command> program. Note that, differently 
> from
> +what happens under normal Unix Operating Systems, presence of updated
> +packages isn't checked automatically, but you have to run manually
> +<command>setup.exe</command> to check for updates. By default,

This isn't correct.  Automatic checking for updates might be switched on
by default on most or even all Linux systems today, but it's still a
customizable setting so it can be switched on or off.  Also, what's
the definition for a "normal" Unix OS?

I don't oppose to telling the user that there's no automatic update
option in setup.exe, but it would be nice if it would be worded a bit
more careful.

Btw., is there really no way to use setup.exe for automatic updates
using some of the command line switches?  I honestly don't know.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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