cygwin-inst-20000304 query

Brendan J Simon Brendan.Simon@ctam.com.au
Mon Mar 6 16:37:00 GMT 2000


I have just downloaded cygwin-inst-20000304.tar.gz to update my
Cygwin(Net) installation.  I normally unpack that archive into
c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32.  Previous cygwin-inst-xxxxxxxx
archives have contained i586-cygwin32 or i586-pc-cygwin32
subdirectories, but the latest version I downloaded has an
i686-pc-cygwin directory.

I have unpacked the cygwin-inst-20000304.tar.gz archive to the
c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32 directory.  Is this the correct
place for it ?  Or should it go in c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i686-cygwin32
?  I initially thought that latter directory was the right place but
then I would have to change my PATH environment variable to suit, but
the bin directory would only contain the updated binaries instead of a
full distribution.

What is the best way to go.  I think having the i586-pc-cygwin32 and
i686-pc-cygwin32 under the H-i586-cygwin32 directory works the best even
though it is counter intuative.  Maybe I need to upgrade my cygwin
release.  Is there a new Net release yet ?

Thanks for any suggestions,
Brendan Simon.



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