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FAQ/ug suggestion [was RE: 1.5.6 is there a problem with this build?]


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Igor Pechtchanski
> Sent: 23 January 2004 01:06
> To: zzapper
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: 1.5.6 is there a problem with this build?

> > I then used Winzip to install files in c:\cygwin
> BAD.  VERY BAD.  The FAQ and the user's guide repeatedly 
> state: DO NOT USE WinZip for installing packages.  The same 
> applies to snapshots.  One reason is that WinZip does not 
> handle symlinks correctly, but there are others. of the others being that if you haven't configured it correctly, it
replaces all the unix line-ends with DOS line-ends when expanding a TAR

  Might I suggest that there should be a similar warning added to the FAQ or
user guide (or perhaps extend the existing one) about the fact that you
shouldn't use WinCVS to access source code for use with cygwin, for the same
line-ends reason ?

See, e.g.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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