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Re: Quick question
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 08 Dec 2002 14:43:01 -0800
- Subject: Re: Quick question
"Stop the world. I want to get off."
It's a losing game. It's more likely your code is dependent on a bug that
got fixed than it is that a new bug was introduced. If it is the latter,
then whoever maintains the package with the bug will probably be happy to
apply a fix and to help in diagnosing and crafting that fix, if necessary.
It's always nice when those who discover problems report them to facilitate
the improvement of the software.
While it's commendable to craft work-arounds when necessary, it's also
advisable to consult with others before concluding that a work-around (or
atavism) is needed.
It's never a good strategy to anchor yourself to a particular release in
this way. Better to find the real problem and the proper fix and make your
own code and / or the Cygwin code (or the baseline code) better in the long
By the way, what is this business of putting individuals' names into a
firstname.lastname@example.org email address? I think that's a pretty questionable
tactic. I doubt Chris Faylor equates himself with the Cygwin project no
matter how much of his professional effort is devoted to it. Similarly,
putting a user's name into the Cygwin mailing list address hardly seems
Lastly, we encourage people to follow the intelligent question-asking
practices outlined in
<http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html>. In particular,
"Quick question" is a poor subject header becuase it says nothing about the
question being asked. I'm sure a majority of the questions asked here are
(or were deemed by their asker) to be "quick."
Mountain View, CA USA
At 13:50 2002-12-08, Pete Gonzalez wrote:
I want to create a Cygwin install using the old package versions from
the Cygwin DLL 1.3.10 release. (Basically I'm having problems with
a GCC cross-compiler that built correctly back in March, and I think
the culprit is one of the updated Cygwin packages.) Is it possible
to get a copy of the old distribution?
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