setup.exe sucks

Williams, Gerald S (Jerry)
Thu Dec 9 18:31:00 GMT 2004

One issue that sometimes pops up currently is the failure of
post-install scripts when Cygwin's DLL is being replaced. I
know that you can run into trouble if a daemon is currently
using the DLL when you update the cygwin package, at least.

Perhaps a two-part install wouldn't be that bad, as long as
the base Cygwin installer automatically kicks off the package
updater and the package updater can kick off the base Cygwin
installer when needed/requested. The base Cygwin installer
could then be done using MSI or whatever and could initiate
reboots/etc. as needed before starting the package updater.


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