How do I get older cygwin version 1.5.5?

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jan 18 15:05:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 02:24:26PM +0100, Lapo Luchini wrote:
>A longer one is: hope to find some friend that never upgraded since
>1.5.5 and hope he didn't delete the downloaded packages.
>The most correct one, though, is probably: you should compile the DLL
>itself (probably taken from the CVS..?) and re-compile also all the
>needed packages from sources (you can use the latest version of each
>package probably, but must compile it with the correct DLL as changes
>are usually backward-compatible but not forward-compatibile).
>Of course "avoiding" to need an old version is the fastest way, and
>also the only way to get a system with no known bugs...

Right.  Can we have a moritorium on telling people who think they need
older versions to recompile cygwin and, instead, try to find out why
they think they need the old version?


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