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- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 09:44:52 -0400
- Subject: Re: "TakeoffGW"
- References: <AANLkTinwsZpZO4Vt2gwuAnxOGKFaXdAPPh05dIYn38qd@mail.gmail.com>
- Reply-to: The Vulgar and Unprofessional Cygwin-Talk List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
On 5/31/2010 8:43 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> Yay, another Cygwin 1.3.3 (aka MSYS) distribution, this time using
> Cygwin's latest setup.exe:
So far, it's only a fork of setup.exe. It doesn't actually include any
installable components. Looking at the patches, the "mirror.lst" points to:
http://takeoffgw.sourceforge.net/R0/ -- which doesn't exist, and
I think "pier11" neglected to test his new brainchild on a different
The fun part is, he forked the cygwin-1.7 version of setup.exe. I have
a hunch that our latest setup.exe does a lot of NTSEC things that might
not actually play very well with cygwin-1.3.3/MSYS.
In any case, I think this is more a concern for the MinGW/MSYS fellas:
"Accompanying files (setup.hint) contain reference to original binary
packages on MinGW site: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/"
In otherwords, if he ever actually uploads the setup.ini, it'll point to
the mingw project's tarballs (for MinGW gcc, MSYS components, etc).
'Course, they don't ptovide any md5sum signatures, so I kinda wonder
what this new setup.exe fork will think about that...