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RE: multiple cygwin installs

On 30 March 2007 08:58, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> 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.

  I would!

>> As for taking it up with the vendor, that is precisely my aim.

  I'd be ready to work around their setup if it's the quickest solution to
your problems.

> 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
> tools?

  ... because rebuilding their tools from source into your standard cygwin
install is probably quite a good bet...

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