setup.exe deleted some files

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 25 13:47:00 GMT 2007


On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 08:32:26AM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>Paul McFerrin wrote:
>>Can you really *expect* that someone running B20 for 5+ years can
>>remember from "which package" to select so you will not lose a
>>particular program that you've been using for years.  Heck I didn't
>>even know it was part of the "linux" util package.  I never used a
>>Linus system before.  The "cal" command was introduced back in SVR2
>>days (~1976)! Way before Linux came on the scene! Yes, I'm showing my
>>age.
>
>
>No I don't expect you to remember details of your ancient install.  I
>would expect that you'd recognize that quite allot has likely changed
>in the interim and that you might need to do a little leg-work to get
>everything you had back to the way you like it.  I don't believe Cygwin
>is unusual in this respect.  Any 6+ year old distribution is going to
>have changes that may seem a little jarring to those that may be
>seeking to have everything just the way they had it.  Of course, if you
>feel that these realities don't live up to your expectations, you are
>free to stick with the versions you have for as long as they do what
>you want.

There's all that plus the fact that B20 didn't actually have "packages"
anyway.  That was more-or-less the point of subsequent releases - allowing
people to choose what they wanted.

cgf

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