Cygwin online availabilty

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jan 11 04:43:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 12:45:45PM +0100, Schaible, Joerg wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> see Corinna's statements. At least you can use setup to download the latest
> version from the web. When setup is finished you may create your "full.exe"
> by yourself using WinZip.


Don't use WinZip to create a full archive from the Cygwin tree.
WinZip doesn't preserve the system bit which flags symlinks.
WinZip doesn't preserve empty directories (/tmp for example).

What you _can_ do is create a WinZip archive of the installation
directory (which contains the `latest' and `contrib' directories)
and after unpacking the archive start `setup.exe'.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
Red Hat, Inc.

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