[ANNOUNCEMENT] New on sourceware: zip-2.3-1

Charles S. Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Thu Jan 25 21:09:00 GMT 2001

I have removed the 'test' designation from the 'zip-2.3-1' package,
although it may take some time for the new status to propagate to the
mirrors.  Zip is an open-source, command-line alternative to other
zip-format archives such as WinZip, etc.  zip-2.3 is the latest release
from Info-Zip, ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/infozip/zip.html .

I've had zip-2.3 on the CygUtils site
( http://www.neuro.gatech.edu/users/cwilson/cygutils/V1.1/ ) for some
time, but that version had a few problems:
  1) it was built using windows-ish rules, so it didn't understand
  2) had a few problems with text-mounts
This version is built as a unix-ish application, and hopefully I've
cleared up the remaining text-mode issues.  Furthermore, this package
follows the standard packaging rules for 'official' cygwin packages --
installs into /usr, includes documentation in /usr/doc/, etc.

If you have the CygUtils version installed, use the
RemoveObsoletePackages tool at
and follow the instructions to remove it.


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin web page.  This downloads setup.exe
to your system.

Run setup and answer all of the questions.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
choose a mirror site for your download.  The 'sources.redhat.com' site
is badly overloaded.  

ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/sourceware/cygwin/ (US)
ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/pc/cygwin/ (Greece)

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and should install the zip package automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at:  cygwin@sources.redhat.com .  I would appreciate if you
would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This
includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.


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o Building the package from source requires gcc-2.95.2-5 and
binutils-20001029-2 or later

o Abides by the cygwin package system standard:
  - binaries        /usr/bin/zip.exe, zipcloak.exe,
                    zipnote.exe, zipsplit.exe
  - cygwin-specific docs in /usr/doc/Cygwin/zip-2.3.README
  - generic docs in /usr/doc/zip-2.3/*

o A cygwin-specific README and PATCH are stored in the source archive,
under <top>/CYGWIN-PATCHES/* (although that patch has already been
applied to the archive itself). The cygwin-specific README is also
installed by the binary distribution as described above.

o This package was NOT built using the encryption code available at
ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/infozip/src/zcrypt29.zip .  (Blame US 
cryptography export code; at present, while decryption binaries and
encryption source code controls have been relaxed, export of encryption
binaries requires explicit notification of the US govt.  This has to
be done by official Red Hat people, not me.)  So, this package does 
NOT contain encryption support.  If you want to build it yourself,
it ought to work: just download the zcrypt29.zip package referenced
above, and overwrite the dummy files crypt.c and crypt.h with the 
ones in that package.

o this build is -mno-win32 clean; that is, it builds from source
identically, regardless of whether gcc sets the _WIN32 or WINNT

Chuck Wilson

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