[ANNOUNCEMENT] setup.exe removed from cygwin ftp download

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Tue May 15 01:59:00 GMT 2007

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 05:33:02PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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".
> I meant to mention that setup.exe has been repacked with a newer version
> of upx and is 50K smaller.

Awesome! :-)

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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