Remove cinstall src directory from snapshots

Robert Collins
Thu Nov 15 03:13:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>

> How should the sources for utils and cinstall be distributed?
> I have just managed to separate winsup/utils as a separate binary
> release but I'm not 100% certain how to release the sources.
> winsup/utils is pretty useless without the cygwin directories, I
> It can probably get by with the installed mingw/w32api, though.
> So, I'm not sure how to release utils.  Maybe I need to separate out
> the parts of cygwin that get used by utils and put it in a separate
> directory.

I don't think so, there's no reason that the source for utils isn't

> Wrt to cinstall, I'd like to stop including the sources in snapshots
> net releases.  I believe that means that we'll have to release the
> via some other method to be GPL compliant.

Ok, and yes.

> I know that Robert has a plan for this but maybe this is as simple as
> just including a tar ball next to setup.exe at

That sounds fine to me. Or a link to the CVS page and a note there that
cinstall is the setup.exe sources.

IIRC the GPL doesn't prevent CVS being the distribution method as long
as its under the distributors control.

Later we can create a setup.exe -src package.


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