[PATCH] Proposed clarification of the snapshot installation FAQ

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Jan 13 05:01:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > Nevertheless, the advice about using "mv" to rename cygwin1.dll won't
> > work on every version of Windows and needs to be changed.
> Hmm, it's worked for me on Win98, Win2k, and WinXP (though I suppose
> there could be differences on, say, WinNT4 or something)...  I basically
> wanted to avoid giving too many things to do in Windows Explorer.  But
> no matter -- I'll submit a patch with this change shortly.

And here it is.
2006-01-12  Igor Peshansky  <pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu>

	* faq-setup.xml (faq.setup.snapshots): Rename DLL using Windows tools.

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Index: faq-setup.xml
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/winsup/doc/faq-setup.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.3
diff -u -p -r1.3 faq-setup.xml
--- faq-setup.xml	13 Jan 2006 03:55:23 -0000	1.3
+++ faq-setup.xml	13 Jan 2006 04:57:31 -0000
@@ -419,12 +419,12 @@ the following commands:
 	/bin/tar -C/ -jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2 --exclude=usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
 	/bin/tar -C/tmp -jxvf /posix/path/to/cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2 usr/bin/cygwin1.dll
-	/bin/mv /bin/cygwin1.dll /bin/cygwin1-prev.dll
-<para>Note that after the "<literal>mv</literal>" command you will not be able to run any
-Cygwin programs.  Exit the bash shell, and use Explorer or the
-Windows command shell to move <literal>C:\cygwin\tmp\usr\bin\cygwin1.dll</literal>
+<para>Exit the bash shell, and use Explorer or the Windows command shell to
+first rename <literal>C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll</literal> to
+<literal>C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1-prev.dll</literal> and then move
 to <literal>C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll</literal> (assuming you installed Cygwin in

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