setup.exe does not always install cygwin1.dll?

Christopher Faylor
Wed Apr 17 11:34:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 07:59:20PM +0200, Jeroen W. Pluimers (All I'M) wrote:
>> Try:
>> wget -m -np
>I just did (took quite some time, even on ADSL <g>) and it now installs
>more, but still things were missing (for instance cygpcre.dll).
>Seems one other thing that went wrong: there are symlinks from release to
>latest, but W2K does not support symlinks (yeah technically it does, but in
>practice it doesn't) so not all stuff from release got installed.

Of course they're supported.  cygwin has supported symlinks for a LONG

>Adding the --retr-symlinks option to wget helps though.

You realize that you're attempting to do things the hard way, right?  If
you use setup everything should just work.  Bypassing setup is really not
something that we want to spend too much time discussing here.


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