FAQ alert: "Can I use setup to install snapshots" incorrect now?

Brian Keener bkeener@thesoftwaresource.com
Mon Jun 11 17:34:00 GMT 2001

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Can anyone confirm or deny if the FAQ entry mentioned in the subject is
> still accurate?
Yep, not going to work based on what I have seen (and also some things I have 
done) in setup .  As we have discussed before - with its dependency on 
setup.ini for the packages and the versions (ie Prev, Curr, Test) unless you 
were to modify the setup.ini file stored locally it wouldn't know what to 

I wanted to try to take a look at this again - because the ability to do this 
also requires that setup be able to expand (allowable number of entries) on th 
fly the structure (packages) that it uses to track the packages available for 
install.  I just haven't had time and really am not sure of what function to 
use other than I have found a reference to realloc.

But back to the FAQ - I believe the "How do I uninstall Cygwin?" FAQ 
immediately before this one might also want to point out setup does have 
uninstall for individual packages - just not a full uninstall.


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