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Re: multiple cygwin installs

On Mar 30 00:59, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> Dear Phil Betts et al,
> Thank you for the humourous "soapbox" lecture.  I do recognize the
> sentiment and I'm all for improving the world as much as the next
> guy.  I do my bit volunteering for Debian.  When it comes to windows,
> however, I just want to get my work done.
> To answer your question, "can the Crestron-installed cygwin be
> eliminated"?  I don't know, but I wouldn't count on it.  The
> cygwin-derived cross compiler is only part of the product and it wants
> to be installed in a weird place (C:\Crestron\ColdFire).  I don't want
> to put my cygwin there and I don't want my cygwin to be trashed when I
> install a new version of the crestron tool.
> As for taking it up with the vendor, that is precisely my aim.  They
> are aware of the problem but suggest only a weak workaround.  What I'd
> like to do is point them at a document that describes how to build
> cygwin that won't interfere with the default build.  I'm
> optimistically hoping they can build a modified cygwin for their tool
> in the future.

They should not ship cygwin at all, but instead just provide the
setup.exe tool to install a standard Cygwin distro from the net.

Btw., do they provide the source codes for the Cygwin DLL and their


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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