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Re: Why is there a ZZZRemovedpackages?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Carlo Florendo <list-subscriber at hq dot astra dot ph>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 08:47:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Why is there a ZZZRemovedpackages?
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Carlo Florendo wrote:
> I'm actually not encountering any problem with cygwin now. It has
> actually been performing impressively! Thanks to all you cygwin people.
That's good to know.
> In any case, we keep a mirror of the cygwin releases and I was just
> curious why there is a ZZZRemovedpackages directory under /release.
> What's it for? Is it ok if I remove it completely from oour local mirror
I believe the category was created by Harold Hunt for the XFree86 upgrade
helpers when Cygwin/X switched to the X.org source base. The name of the
category was supposed to imply that the packages should not be installed
on a fresh install. The packages in that category are all very small,
though (about .5k per directory), and installing them should be harmless.
You can go either way.
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