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Re: setup.exe deleted some files

I'm adapting to all the changes since B20. I have adopted the following changes in the way I do things:
1) make sure my backups are *really* working before any upgrades
2) institute protected programs; by linking items in /bin to /localbin
3) now that I better understand "setup", go with the flo
4) put locally written pgms into /localbin to leave /bin cygwin only

I thank you all for your replies to this thread. Now that I'm retired I have more time to deal with problems & changes.

- Paul McFerrin

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 08:32:26AM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Paul McFerrin wrote:
Can you really *expect* that someone running B20 for 5+ years can
remember from "which package" to select so you will not lose a
particular program that you've been using for years. Heck I didn't
even know it was part of the "linux" util package. I never used a
Linus system before. The "cal" command was introduced back in SVR2
days (~1976)! Way before Linux came on the scene! Yes, I'm showing my
No I don't expect you to remember details of your ancient install. I
would expect that you'd recognize that quite allot has likely changed
in the interim and that you might need to do a little leg-work to get
everything you had back to the way you like it. I don't believe Cygwin
is unusual in this respect. Any 6+ year old distribution is going to
have changes that may seem a little jarring to those that may be
seeking to have everything just the way they had it. Of course, if you
feel that these realities don't live up to your expectations, you are
free to stick with the versions you have for as long as they do what
you want.

There's all that plus the fact that B20 didn't actually have "packages" anyway. That was more-or-less the point of subsequent releases - allowing people to choose what they wanted.


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