[ANNOUNCEMENT] setup.exe removed from cygwin ftp download

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon May 14 23:15:00 GMT 2007

Given the confusion manifested in the recent cygwin mailing-list thread
about finding a file in the cygwin ftp directory called "setup.exe" and
assuming that it should be used for installing cygwin, I've removed
setup.exe from the ftp download area at cygwin.com.

The "Install Cygwin Now!" link, which references
http://cygwin.com/setup.exe, will continue to work as advertised.

If anyone is in the habit of just downloading the entire ftp area and
expecting that a file "setup.exe" will exist there, you will now have to
go to the extra step of grabbing a copy of setup.exe using a command
like "wget http://cygwin.com/setup.exe".




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