Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jun 19 02:05:00 GMT 2013


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:24:52PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 6/18/2013 13:31, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 01:10:06PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>>>> 3. In MSYS mode Cygwin need to be very portable
>>>
>>> It would indeed be nice to have a portable Cygwin.  That is, one that
>>> could be run from a copied directory or USB key, without being formally
>>> installed.  Such a thing would need to solve the 3PP problem, though,
>>> which is Hard (tm).
>>
>> Why wouldn't that work now?  You can copy cygwin1.dll anywhere you want.
>
>Because FAQ item 4.19, and because 3PP.

The FAQ is out-of-date.  Multiple Cygwin copies should coexist peacefully
these days although it still is something that we wouldn't necessarily
advocate for a novice user.

cgf

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