how to get an older version of cygwin

Larry Hall
Wed Mar 3 20:21:00 GMT 2004

There's really no "fix" for the behavior you see because it's not broken.
'cygpath' is your best bet to convert paths if you need it for some reason.
1.3.2 is an old, unsupported release so you won't be able to download it
from any official site, though you may find it somewhere by searching the
web.  Alternatively, you could pull it from your W2K machine but be prepared
to deal with any troubles that causes you yourself.  Folks here on the list
will likely tell you to just upgrade if you ask about some weird problem
as a result of a kooky, customized installation.

BTW, I use perforce, sometimes even from the command line, with no problems
in bash.  I don't know what you're doing but, to me, there's nothing about
the current release of Cygwin that keeps you from using it effectively.  


At 02:24 PM 3/3/2004, you wrote:
>     thanks for the response. I am currently running  1.5.7(0.109/3/2 on
>XP. I also have 1.3.2(0.39/3/2) running on win 2000. in 1.3.2 if I do
>cd c:/ the bash shows c:/ but if id  cd c:/ in 1.5.2 it shows me
>/cygdrive/c. ANy idea how to fix this or  where I can download
>On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Larry Hall wrote:
>> At 01:54 PM 3/3/2004, you wrote:
>> >hi christopher,
>> >                  I was wondering how I can get an older version of
>> >cygwin. I neet the one which is CYGWIN_NT-5.0. the current release is
>> >CYGWIN_NT-5.1.
>> Actually, you're reporting what 'uname -s' provides, which just tells you
>> which version of Windows you're running Cygwin on.  You're apparently
>> running XP.  CYGWIN_NT-5.0 would indicate that the O/S is W2K.
>> 'uname -r' would describe the Cygwin DLL release you're running.
>> >If I do a cd c:/ in that it doesn't show c:/ but
>> >/cygdrive/c which is causing a problem with perforce as perforce thinks
>> >that it isn't in the root as it only recognises the c:/ version of path.
>> >
>> >If there is a workaround to get c:/depot/ instead of /cygdrive/c/depot on
>> >the bash in cygwin then please do let me know that.
>> Cygwin will not report DOS/Windows path formats.  It reports POSIX-style
>> instead.  You can convert back to DOS/Windows from POSIX with 'cygpath'.
>> Take a look at 'man cygpath' for details.
>> --
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