Where can I get the source code for setup.exe

Arthur I Schwarz Arthur_I_Schwarz@raytheon.com
Mon Jan 24 20:03:00 GMT 2005


                                                                                                                      
                      Igor                                                                                            
                      Pechtchanski             To:      Arthur I Schwarz <Arthur_I_Schwarz@raytheon.com>              
                      <pechtcha@cs.nyu         cc:                                                                    
                      .edu>                    Subject: Re: Where can I get the source code for setup.exe             
                                                                                                                      
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Art,

It's usually a good idea to keep these sorts of discussions on-list.  In
this particular case, I explicitly stated my desire that this discussion
be on the list by setting Reply-To: (which your mailer seems to have
ignored).  Would you mind re-replying (to keep the threading) to the list?
We'll continue there.
        Igor
P.S. FWIW, I don't mind having any of the contents below available
publicly.

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Arthur I Schwarz wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, aschwarz1309 wrote:
>
> > > On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Dan Ch wrote:
> > >
> > > > The current version of setup.exe is 2.457.2.1 but the Cygwin
> > > > distribution contains version 2.427, i.e. setup installs the 2.427
> > > > source code instead of 2.457.2.1.
> > >
> > > See <http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/setup.html>.  The version
> > > of the executable is determined by the revision of ChangeLog.
> > > HTH,
> > >          Igor
>
> Art,
>
> I set a Reply-To header on my messages -- please make sure your mailer
> respects it.  Also, your method of quoting leaves much to be desired, as
> it makes no visual distinction between your reply and the quoted
> message...  More below.
>
> -- Your observation is correct. Sorry. I was forced to copy rather than
> -- reply and just didn't hand indent.
>
> > Unfortunately Setup-2.427.1.1 did not compile for me (missing
> > files/classes).
>
> (* Consults crystal ball... *)  Nope, no luck.  My crystal ball is very
> clouded today.  Mind telling us the exact things you've tried and the
> exact errors you got?
>
> -- Is this an insightful comment or sarcasm or just being clever. Hard
> -- to tell.
>
> > None of the messages I posted to cygwin@cygwin.com were ever put onto
> > the mailing list nor answered (I sent three messages by two different
> > mailors). Getting the hint, I stopped posting messages.
>
> Aside to CGF:
> Hey, CGF!  I was sure you had better things to do than set up a filter
> that specifically rejects any posts from Art...  That's going way beyond
> mean!
>
> -- See comment above.
>
> Art, have you tried sending a plain text message instead of an HTML one?
> All HTML mail is rejected on this list.
>
> -- Thank you for this answer. I was not aware that I was sending HTML
> -- (or that HTML was rejected). I don't quite know how to guarantee that
> -- I only send text messages but this is my problem and I will certainly
> -- address it. I think that at least one of the  messages was pure text
> -- so that one should have gotten through. But, your observation is
astute
> -- and perceptive and something that would explain the prior lack of
> -- posting.
> --
> -- On the other hand, the same e-mailer was used this time and all
messages
> -- seem to have been accepted by the Cygwin mail server. Go figure!
>
> > If this message get's through it will be something of a miracle.
>
> It's a miracle! :-D
>
> -- You should get used to it, it doesn't happen every day!
>
> > I think that some Windows specific classes are used. In order to
compile
> > Setup you have to have access to the classes. I did try to compile the
> > program using Visual Studio C++ unsuccessfully, but the effort was
> > really a trial balloon and I didn't pursue it.
>
> Setup.exe sources are designed to be compiled with gcc on Cygwin.  None
of
> the Windows-specific classes are used, beyond those provided by the
w32api
> package (and those aren't classes, but function headers and macros,
> mostly).  I don't think it'll even compile with VSC++.
> Did you install w32api?  The various -devel packages?
>
> -- Thanks for the tip. I believe that w32api is installed, at least I've
> -- tried to install it. I've got most of the development packages
> installed.
> -- I don't remember which ones that I did not install, but there were
some.
> -- Are there particular packages that are needed? I have all of gcc
(except
> -- objective-C).
>
> > If you are one of the extremely lucky, you might be able to compile the
> > code and get help from someone, anyone. If so, maybe you can send me an
> > e-mail indicating what you did?
>
> The URL that I referred Dan to contains instructions for building
> setup.exe from CVS sources.  If you had followed the instructions, please
> provide a transcript of your commands and any errors you got (feel free
to
> snip out the parts of the build that succeeded).
>
> -- Thanks (very much by the way). I will look at the referenced URL and
> -- download the instruction. They will certainly help (and before you
> -- continue with an ad libitum remark - I should have known about it
> -- before).
>
>
>
>              Igor
>
> -- By the by, it appears that there are a number of error modes in Setup.
> More
> -- than I would normally have expected. This is the caveat; I make errors
> in
> -- my install. I would expect that the errors would be caught, commented
on
> -- (perhaps with an indication of how to fix them) and then Setup would
> gracefully
> -- "bite the dust". This does not seem to happen. Setup seems to throw
it's
> hands
> -- up, sometimes with a message, and then go away. In my original (not
> accepted)
> -- post, I stated a desire to support the community by modifying Setup. I
> hope
> -- that this last post by you provides the guidance that allows me to do
> just that.
> --
> -- Thanks
> -- art
>
>
> --
>
> http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/
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>
>
>
>
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>                  (This is not part of Igor Pechtcha's e-mail)
>
> Prior messaging.
>
>
> (See attached file: setup.txt)(See attached file: gcc.txt)

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"The Sun will pass between the Earth and the Moon tonight for a total
Lunar eclipse..." -- WCBS Radio Newsbrief, Oct 27 2004, 12:01 pm EDT(See
attached file: setup.txt)(See attached file: gcc.txt)
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