upgrade advice for end users

fschmidt fschmidt@gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 23:49:00 GMT 2007


Having just suffered through a cygwin upgrade, I would like to let other end
users know what they need to do to get cygwin to work.

1.  Create a new Windows System Environment variable called "SHELLOPTS" and
set it to "igncr".  This makes bash handle CR/LF correctly.

2.  Replace /bin/make.exe with http://www.cmake.org/files/cygwin/make.exe . 
The new version of make can't handle colons, so replace the new version with
an old make that can handle colons.

I sincerely hope that either cygwin changes direction to be more Windows
friendly, or that a cygwin fork is started in this direction.

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