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Re: Where can I get the source code for setup.exe
- From: Dan Ch <force296-cygwin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: aschwarz1309 at att dot net
- Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:44:41 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Where can I get the source code for setup.exe
- Reply-to: force296-cygwin at yahoo dot com
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 <http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/setup.html>. 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
These are the commands I used to build setup.exe:
tar xvfjk setup-2.457.2.1.tar.bz2
./configure -C --disable-shared --host=i686-pc-mingw32
--build=i686-pc-cygwin CC="gcc -mno-cygwin"
CXX="g++ -mno-cygwin" --enable-maintainer-mode
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.
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