[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Wed Mar 27 23:09:00 GMT 2019

On Wed, 2019-03-27 at 15:51 -0700, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:02:47, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> >  >>> mintty requires: bash cygwin
> > I remember some discussion that the cygwin dependency, which most 
> > packages have, should not (or does not need to be) listed.
> > And in fact, mintty does not depend on bash. Why does cygport think so?
> Uh, Mintty definitely *does* depend on Bash, what makes you think it doesnt?
> As a simple test case, rename Bash and try to run Mintty. You get this:
> Failed to run '/bin/bash': No such file or directory
> /bin/bash: Exit 126.

"Only" if /bin/bash is your preferred shell.  Granted, that's the
default, and what most users would want anyway, but that is not
strictly speaking a mintty dependency.  As I mentioned in my response,
the auto-detected dependency on bash is from mintheme.


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