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Re: Setup.exe - snapshot runs but compiled from cvs get application error.
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Setup.exe - snapshot runs but compiled from cvs get application error.
- From: Brian Keener <bkeener at thesoftwaresource dot com>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:32:04 EST
- References: <EA18B9FA0FE4194AA2B4CDB91F73C0EF08F273@itdomain002.itdomain.net.au>
- Reply-To: bkeener at thesoftwaresource dot com
Robert Collins wrote:
> Anyway, the question is, what should download only do? Should it present
> the root IDD to select the root for cygwin? I've modified it to do that
> and I'll be checking in shortly.
I saw your message about trying the latest HEAD but let me address this
question first. What will happen if I am doing a Download only for a new
install - will I truly be able at that point in time to select my root for
cygwin or would I want to in all cases - yes we could but what of other
As to the above - my personal thought is download only should not ask for the
root - it should only ask for the local cache. Perhaps it should work the same
way we used to (and may still) handle setup.log and setup.log.full. The
directory they reside in is based on the type on install - Ie they are in root
directory if you select install from local directory or install from internet
and they reside in the same place setup.exe exists if you selected a download
Of course the above may not work with some of the changes y'all are trying to
implement but I would think the file that remembers the local cache and for
that matter the setup.log and setup.log.full really belong wherever setup.exe
resides - not where the local cache actually is or where cygwin itself will
Just my $.02 worth.