Setup v1.34 & root installation

Chris Faylor
Sat Apr 29 08:38:00 GMT 2000

On Sat, Apr 29, 2000 at 10:44:38AM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> I'm surprised nobody else has reported this - has everyone else just
>> typed, e.g. "c:" and not "c:\"?  Or is my system just weird?
>Make sure you have the latest setup.exe, or edit cygwin.bat to change
>\\ to \ in all cases.  There were known bugs with installing into the
>root of a partition.

Right.  I thought I'd squashed this problem in setup.exe.  Apparently
we need a setup.exe v1.35.  Sorry about that.

>> A second issue (maybe related to the first?) is that Setup decided to
>> start downloading all of the snapshots from my mirror!
>That's a bug.

Yep.  I thought I'd fixed this too.  It's a problem with parsing the
directory output that setup.exe gets from its mirrors.  If it sees
something like .. it sometimes
does the wrong thing.

I'll try to fix this in setup 1.35.


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