Setup 0.51

Earnie Boyd
Mon Mar 13 05:59:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 11:33:18AM -0500, Chris Faylor wrote:
> >On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 08:56:03PM -0800, Ron Parker wrote:
> >>The updated version of setup is available at 
> >> .  There is both a binary and the source.
> >>The only changes from the source I posted earlier are bug fixes.
> >>
> >>I welcome all input.
> >
> >I finally tried this and I was impressed.  It was effortless.
> >
> >At some point we'll probably want to have some more control over what to
> >install but I think this is a terrific first start.
> >
> >Has anyone else tried Ron's installer?  I'd like to get a little more
> feedback
> >on this.
> >
> >Thank you, Ron.  It sure looks like we're almost ready for a net release!
> Actually, just to follow up on my own post, I think the setup does need to do
> something like:
> mount -b x:\cygwin\bin /usr/bin
> mount -b x:\cygwin\lib /usr/lib
> Is that what we decided on?
> That raises the issue of what to do if someone has already mounted these
> directories
> and the root itself.  Can we detect this situation, tell them what the mounts
> are
> currently, and ask them if they want to continue?  I think if someone does
> not want
> to redo their mount table we probably should not proceed with the
> installation.
> Is that too severe?

Hmm...  My first thought was, yes it is too severe.  Then, I remembered other
discussions which said that the initial use of the installer would be for new
installs so, if that is the case then no it isn't too severe.

I foresee that those who are already using and familiar with Cygwin will be
downloading individual packages and not the whole.  This means more anonymous
logons as people choose more than one package at a time.  Are you servers ready
for that?

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