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Re: Where can I get the source code for setup.exe

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Dan Ch wrote:
> > > The current version of setup.exe is 2.457.2.1 but the Cygwin
> > > distribution contains version 2.427, i.e. setup installs the 2.427
> > > source code instead of 2.457.2.1.
> >
> > See <>.  The version
> > of the executable is determined by the revision of ChangeLog.
> > HTH,
> >       Igor
> Unfortunately Setup-2.427.1.1 did not compile
> for me (missing files/classes).

Did you type "make setup.exe" instead of "make"?  "make setup.exe"
caused a can't find zlib/libzcygw.a error but "make" without any
arguments worked.

These are the commands I used to build setup.exe:
   tar xvfjk setup-2.457.2.1.tar.bz2
   cd setup-0
   ./configure -C --disable-shared --host=i686-pc-mingw32
         --build=i686-pc-cygwin CC="gcc -mno-cygwin"
         CXX="g++ -mno-cygwin" --enable-maintainer-mode
   strip setup.exe
   upx setup.exe

The only non-base Cygwin components needed were "gcc-core" (version
3.3.3-3), "gcc-g++", and "make" as installing "gcc-core" usually
installs gcc-mingw-core and w32api.  "make" built a 9,591,694 byte
setup.exe.  "strip" reduced it to 809,472 bytes.  In order to reduce
setup.exe to 264,192 bytes (instead of 281,600 bytes), the
native Windows version of upx version 1.20 needs to be used
instead of the Cygwin version.  It can be obtained

A note for the setup.exe maintainer: Typing "upx --best setup.exe"
instead of "upx setup.exe" will generate a 259,584 byte setup.exe
file instead of a 264,192 byte file.  As mentioned above, the
native Windows version of upx is required.

Another note for the setup.exe maintainer: The source code in
the Cygwin distribution needs to be updated to version 2.457.2.1.

Dan Ch.

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