Why did you guys break EVERYTHING...

Roland Glenn McIntosh roland@steeltorch.com
Fri Apr 19 18:59:00 GMT 2002

Well Barry, I understand you're pissed off, but the changes were made for logical reasons.  I'm sure that a quick skim of the FAQ would answer most of your questions.

And /usr/local/bin is in /usr/local/bin on a windows box, as long as you're running a cygwin shell.  Otherwise it's *probably* in C:\cygwin\usr\local\bin  - that's pretty straightforward.  It's worth noting that the windows "find" command can help you locate other things on your computer (like all folders named X11, for example, or all executables named "ls").

If you have specific complains about behaviour in 1.3.10 I'm sure the list could explain why things are done the way they are currently.  I personally find it both useful and largely intuitive.

Also - your scripts call routines?  You mean like, programs?  Sounds like you might want to read the documentation for cygpath too.  The directory change command is "cd" and check your mount table.


At 03:46 PM 04.19.2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm sure you won't put this in the "intelligent" question genre but...
>I've been using cygwin for years and I brag about it and make all my teammates install it and make my managers refuse to piss away money on MKS...
>Well, I think that party's over.  I just installed the new distribution and every one (and I mean EVERY GODDAMN ONE) of my scripts that call any of your routines that need to know what a host or a directory are f#$king broke.  What in god's name is "/usr/local/bin" on a windows machine?  Why don't you UNIX weeneies get a grip.  F#$king fix it.  It used to be great.  Now I can't even change a directory.
>I've gone back to your old, unsupported code until we can find the money to equip our team with MKS for $400 a throw.  Thanks for making a great product unusable.
>Barry Schwartz
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