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RE: Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin
- From: "James Johnston" <JamesJ at motionview3d dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:53:51 -0000
- Subject: RE: Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin
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> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 23:03
> Subject: Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin
> Putting the packages directly in c:\Cygwin is ill-advised because it shows
> the posix directory "/". It pollutes the directory with millions of
> folders. But what if I create a folder c:\Cygwin\LocalPkgs and stick them
> there? From the 10,000 foot perspective, it certainly would be a lot more
> organized to have all cygwin stuff in one windows folder.
I put mine in C:\cygwin\packages. Never had a problem.
I have no idea why setup defaults to putting things on my desktop (if I
remember right). Just makes more unwanted clutter on my desktop. But it's
easy to change and it works fine in a Cygwin subdirectory in my experience.
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