Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jun 19 09:29:00 GMT 2013


On Jun 19 10:15, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 18 22:03, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > 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 The FAQ is out-of-date.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.
> 
> I'll rewrite that FAQ.

Done.  Please have a look:
http://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.using.multiple-copies
http://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.using.third-party.multiple-copies


Corinna

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