setup.exe deleted some files

Paul McFerrin
Wed Sep 26 20:48:00 GMT 2007

I'm adapting to all the changes since B20. I have adopted the following 
changes in the way I do things:
    1) make sure my backups are *really* working before any upgrades
    2) institute protected programs; by linking items in /bin to /localbin
    3) now that I better understand "setup", go with the flo
    4) put locally written pgms into /localbin to leave /bin cygwin only

I thank you all for your replies to this thread.  Now that I'm retired I 
have more time to deal with problems & changes.

- Paul McFerrin

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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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