[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: rebase-2.2-3

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Tue Sep 2 19:35:00 GMT 2003


New News:
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I have updated the version of rebase to 2.2-3.  The tarballs should
be available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.

Note this package was built against Cygwin 1.5.2-1.  Hence, it *is* an
official 64-bit, Cygwin 1.5.x package.

Old News:
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<WARNING>
It is *strongly* recommended that users only use rebaseall unless they
*really* know what they are doing or are instructed by one of the Cygwin
developers.
</WARNING>

The Cygwin rebase package contains two utilities, rebase and rebaseall.
The first utility is modeled after Microsoft's SDK rebase:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/tools/perfutil_2z39.asp

The rebaseall utility is a convenient way for users that suffer from the
Cygwin rebase problem to rebase their entire system (i.e., all of their
DLLs).

Note that rebaseall is only a stop-gap measure.  Eventually the rebase
functionality will be added to Cygwin's setup.exe, so that rebasing will
happen automatically.

Please read the README file:

    /usr/doc/Cygwin/rebase-2.2.README

since it covers requirements, usage, known issues, etc.

I would like to thank Ralf Habacker for providing the imagehelper
library.  This library has enabled me to create a rebase utility that is
usable by all Cygwin user (regardless of platform) on all DLLs
(regardless of stripping).

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

In the US,
ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/
is usually pretty good.

In the UK,
http://programming.ccp14.ac.uk/ftp-mirror/programming/cygwin/pub/cygwin/
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
mirror.

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.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 in general.

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

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