What is rebase and why did I need to run it on a fresh re-install?

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Thu Jan 13 13:16:00 GMT 2005


On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 04:29:25AM +0100, Peter Valdemar M?rch wrote:
> * What does rebase do?

As its name implies, rebase rebases (i.e., changes) the base address of
DLLs.  See the following for more details:


> * Why did I need to run it on my fresh cygwin install?

Read the README:


> * Why does Larry Hall recommend to run it, when there is a prominent 
> warning not to, unless I've "got a clue"?

Sorry for the poor wording.  The warning is for rebase -- not for
rebaseall.  IMO, rebaseall is safe to use.  FWIW, I frequently rebase
(via rebaseall) my entire Cygwin installation.

> * What did I do wrong when I upgraded my installation?

AFAICT, nothing.


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