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RE: Unable to compile cygwin
- From: "Gabriel SOUBIES" <gabriel dot soubies at thales-is dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 11:57:59 +0100
- Subject: RE: Unable to compile cygwin
I am still not able to build Cygwin from the latest CVS sources...
But anyway, that's only a part of the problem. My boss wants to be sure
there is no malicious code in the Cygwin distribution I use.
So he's telling me to rebuild it from scratch from the CVS sources.
His logic is that since we can look into the sources and check that there is
no malicious code in it, if we build a version from these sources, we can
assume they contain no trojan or whatever.
But if I understood correctly, I must use Cygwin to rebuild the sources.
When I told him that, he went all mad and told me that he could not trust my
version of Cygwin to rebuild these sources, since it could 'insert'
malicious code without us knowing it even though the sources are perfectly
So my question is: Is it possible to rebuild Cygwin without Cygwin?
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