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- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 23:20:14 -0500
- Subject: Re: http://www.cygwin.com/download.html
- References: <099301c17241$6c99e430$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 03:03:05PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>I just reread this. I've a few suggestions - Chris, if these are ok,
>I'll happy do them.
>1) Does bootstrap.zip still exist? If so, where is it?
Yes. It's directly under latest. Mind you, it won't work anymore since
it doesn't include bzip2.exe, though. I've been waiting for someone to
complain about this before adding bzip2.exe (although I've just taken
more time to type this message than it would take me to add bzip2.exe to
the archive). Or, should I just remove all references to bootstrap.zip?
>2) "attempting to use Winzip will likely..." -> Attempting to use Winzip
>WILL result in an inoperable...
>3) "if you are adventurous... " add in that the user should also grab
>the setup.exe and .ini from the top level of the mirror they download
>from, and that binary mode MUST be used for all files.
How does that follow from the fact that you can use "some other program
than setup.exe"? That paragraph was supposed to be talking about how
setup.exe could be bypassed. The next paragraph follows up on how
to extract files using tar.
>lastly, the "highly recommend" I'd change to "only support".