[PATCH 1/2] Copy setup.exe to /bin/cygwin-setup.exe

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 3 15:50:00 GMT 2011


On 2/3/2011 8:13 AM, Reini Urban wrote:
> 2011/2/3 Corinna Vinschen:
>> On Feb  2 23:24, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> Make a copy of setup.exe as /bin/cygwin-setup.exe.
>>>
>>> This enables a few useful things:
>>> - Register that copy of setup.exe with Add/Remove programs
> 
> Shouldn't we start to seperate pure mingw executables from cygwin somewhen?

No.  There's only, like, three of them.  setup, cygcheck, and strace.

> Then we could use the faster cygexec mount settings,
> and add /mingw/bin or /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin to PATH

Definitely NOT /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin.  That is for cygwin binaries
associated with a mingw-target cross compiler.  (And frankly, /mingw/bin
is where I have mounted my mingw.org installation...)

--
Chuck




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