rsync package ready

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jun 12 07:38:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 12:36:32PM +0100, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Tuesday 12 Jun 01, Lapo Luchini writes:
>> I'm no rsync big expert right now (the "port" was OOB), but I plan to be
>> (to correct also that spurious error message).
>You should probably subscribe to the rsync list if you're going to be
>the Cygwin rsync maintainer.  My impression, from that list, is that
>the read errors happen often, to a lot of people, on different
>platforms, and have nothing to do with Cygwin.
>I'm concerned about the growth of a "full" Cygwin install (which is
>the only type of install we "support", remember) and so I'm not sure
>why applications that already build OOTB should go into setup.  I'm
>also concerned about the burden on the cygwin list of rsync read error
>That said, I use rsync on Cygwin all the time, and it's a darn useful
>thing to have.  So it's hard to say that it doesn't belong.

I have similar misgivings about the size of the distribution.  I'm trying
to reorganize setup.exe to accomodate categories but real work keeps

However, rsync is a very useful utility, so I'd like to see it in the

I am also very concerned by the incremental jump in cygwin mailing list
traffic that shows up every time we introduce a new package.  The cygwin
mailing list is responsible for a complete swamping of mail list
facilities on  I really don't know what to do about
it.  I'm tempted to institute a "no more than X messages per week" policy
or something.

Anyway, after this, I'd like to declare a moratorium on new packages, at
least until setup.exe is a little more intelligent.  This won't reduce
the inevitable "How do I joe my file" messages but it should cut back
slightly on the "How do I just install what I want" messages.


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