[PATCH] setup.exe build instructions outdated; build doesn't bootstrap cleanly

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Sep 13 15:26:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:08:36PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>On 09/12/2012 09:42 PM, Warren Young wrote:
>> On 9/12/2012 9:28 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> If you're going to do that you really should (re)learn how to submit a
>>> proper patch.  A patch uses "diff -u" format and contains a ChangeLog.
>> It's been a decade since I last used "cvs diff".  I forgot that it
>> doesn't include -u, since svn diff does it by default.
>cvs does it automatically if you supply your ~/.cvsrc with correct
>contents... What I miss is that even with ~/.cvsrc, you still don't get
>the automatic paging that 'git diff' gives by default.
>Yes, cygwin is one of the last holdouts still using CVS, making it more
>likely that you don't notice an incomplete ~/.cvsrc on new machines as
>fast.  I'd certainly welcome a conversion to git (and tolerate a
>conversion to svn); especially since I know that newlib recently enabled
>a git mirror.  And there's ways of using git as your frontend to a CVS
>(or svn) repository.

I did spend a lot of time getting a standalone git repository ready for
Cygwin a while ago.  I didn't do anything with setup though.

Since nothing really relies on cygwin-apps, I wouldn't mind moving it over
to git as long as Corinna agrees.


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