How to Install Cygwin CVS?

Jason Tishler
Wed Mar 21 09:09:00 GMT 2001

What is the best way to install Cygwin CVS?  So far I have only needed
to replace cygwin1.dll.  Now I would like to test Rob's pthread stuff
which requires new headers, libraries, etc too.

I naively thought that that I could create a tar.gz installable by
setup.exe using the following:

    $ cd i686-pc-cygwin/winsup
    $ make prefix=/tmp/cygwin/usr install
    $ cd /tmp/cygwin
    $ tar -cvzf cygwin-20010321.tar.gz usr

Unfortunately, this archive contains more stuff than what is in a snapshot.
Obviously, I can prune before creating the archive, but I am looking
for a more automated way.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Jason Tishler
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