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

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 19:58:00 GMT 2011

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 8:53 PM, Christopher Faylor  wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 11:24:58PM +0000, 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
>>- Add a start menu item pointing to that copy of setup.exe
>>- Type 'cygwin-setup -q -P<package>' to install a package
>>Would setup.exe be a better choice of name?
> I'm a broken record on this subject: No, I don't want to change the name
> of setup.exe.  If we did that then all sorts of existing documentation
> (to say nothing of ten years of Cygwin convention) would have to change.
> Sorry but I don't think this change is useful.  I'd really rather that
> people always just click on the link at the cygwin web site rather than
> keeping a copy around and assuming that they can just use it whenever
> they feel like it.
> I understand that a knowledgeable user (like me for instance) can get
> by with keeping a copy on disk.  I don't want unknowledgeable users
> to assume that's the right way to do things.
> cgf

I agree.
we already have people that try to upgrade cygwin with program or
services running.
Running setup from cygwin is looking for trouble and
/bin/cygwin-setup.exe is really the wrong place.


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