Cygwin online availabilty

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jan 11 09:12:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 05:59:26PM +0100, Schaible, Joerg wrote:
>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>

WinZip???  WinZip???  Why are you talking about WinZip???!!!  AGGGHHHHHH!!!

(pant, pant, pant)

Oh.  Nevermind.  I see what you're saying.  Good idea.


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