Questions about Cygwin's setup...

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jan 25 12:16:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 12:04:30PM -0800, Masterson, Dave wrote:
>Oh.  Yeah, I could do that, but it seems to be a bit of overkill.  I mean I
>think the steps you are suggesting are:
>* Wget automatically mirrors *.tar.gz files from (or
>* I occassionally use Setup.exe to unpackage the new *.tar.gz's and update
>my central area.
>It would seem that it would be just as easy to use Setup for both steps...?

As DJ has indicated, it is not easy to have an executable update itself in

Earnie's method will work.  Since setup.exe requires human intervention
to run, you really don't have a choice as far as automating anything is

Unless you are willing to make the modifications to setup.exe yourself,
speculating on what "would be nice" is not going to get your problem


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