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Re: Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

On Jun 18 22:03, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:24:52PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
> >On 6/18/2013 13:31, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 01:10:06PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
> >>>> 3. In MSYS mode Cygwin need to be very portable
> >>>
> >>> It would indeed be nice to have a portable Cygwin.  That is, one that
> >>> could be run from a copied directory or USB key, without being formally
> >>> installed.  Such a thing would need to solve the 3PP problem, though,
> >>> which is Hard (tm).
> >>
> >> Why wouldn't that work now?  You can copy cygwin1.dll anywhere you want.
> >
> >Because FAQ item 4.19, and because 3PP.
> The FAQ is out-of-date.  Multiple Cygwin copies should coexist peacefully
> these days although it still is something that we wouldn't necessarily
> advocate for a novice user.

I'll rewrite that FAQ.


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