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Downloading pieces of Cygwin for non-installers
- From: Joel Rubin <jmrubin at nerdshack dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 08:07:53 -0400
- Subject: Downloading pieces of Cygwin for non-installers
Quite a few Cygwin programs (and programs developed using Cygwin
compilers) can be run without Cygwin. Almost always one needs
Cygwin1.dll in one's path and perhaps some other DLL's.
Some people use a lot of different computers not theirs (e.g.
repairmen, consultants) and carry around a memory stick or CD/DVD-ROM
of tools, preferably tools which don't need to be installed on the
host computer. (Among other things, if you're looking at a registry
problem, you don't want to run an installation program.)
There are several places which allow you to download some version or
other of Cygwin1.dll.
It occurs to me that it might be useful to be able to download pieces
of Cygwin in some form less Unixy than tar.bz2. (e.g. zip files)
One hazard of playing with this sort of thing is that sometimes one
ends up with an old version of Cygwin1.dll in memory and it seems to
be difficult to get rid of it without rebooting.
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