Cygwin online availabilty

Schaible, Joerg
Thu Jan 11 09:00:00 GMT 2001

Hi Corinna,

>> see Corinna's statements. At least you can use setup to download the
>> version from the web. When setup is finished you may create your
>> by yourself using WinZip.
>Don't use WinZip to create a full archive from the Cygwin tree.

I did not advice him to create a zip of the Cygwin tree!

>WinZip doesn't preserve the system bit which flags symlinks.
>WinZip doesn't preserve empty directories (/tmp for example).

I know that.

>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'.

*Exactly* this was my advice. Have a further look at my description.

Why do I have the impression that you Cygnus folks react somewhat hysterical
on WinZip ? <gg>


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