what's the problem of my cygwin installation?

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Fri Feb 5 15:53:00 GMT 2010

Christopher Faylor sent the following at Friday, February 05, 2010 9:59 AM
>On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 03:08:59PM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>On 05/02/2010 11:58, G.W. Haywood wrote:
>>> It's long seemed to me that there's a case for changing the name of
>>> this file.  On the average Windows box it is not unusual to see
>>> several files called 'setup.exe' descended from entirely unrelated products.
>>  The Cygwin icon is a bit of a dead giveaway.
> And, how, exactly, would changing the name of setup.exe
> to something else cause a DECREASE in traffic?  It seems
> like the opposite would be true. We'd have to set up a new
> "cygwin-what-happened-to-setup.exe@cygwin.com" list.

Actually, for a while I've thought that a name change might be useful.

The icon identifies it in the GUI, but not on the command line.

I seem to remember having sometimes being blocked from doing something with a
file named setup.exe.  I wasn't blocked after I changed the name or find some
other way to do whatever I was trying to do with it.

(Though maybe it was with a different "setup.exe".)

- Barry
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