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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 4:44 AM Thomas Wolff <> wrote:
> ...
> Björn Stabel wrote:
> > On 27/03/2019 23:59, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2019-03-27 at 21:02 +0100, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> >>> I used to use tar rather than cygport package to generate the packages.
> >>> One reason was that I didn’t want my local user/group to appear in them.
> >> They won't show up like that once installed.
> > Sorry for commenting from the peanut gallery, but his problem may be
> > that he doesn't want to disclose his user name to anyone nosy enough to
> > snoop around in the package files.
> Thanks for expressing the point. Indeed, I consider this a privacy
> issue. So unless I get the information how to generate that
> mintty.exe.dbg file, I could only unpack the debug package and repackage
> it again, blowing up the production process unnecessarily. Or stay
> without debug package for another while...

A potential solution is, add another user to your system named cygwin.
When you build you packages use the cygwin user. The debug information
will reference your cygwin user, and not your real user account.


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