How/Where do I get an older version of Cygwin?

Blaine Miller bmiller@coastside.net
Fri Aug 27 15:16:00 GMT 2010


Andy,

Thanks very much for your thoughtful consideration. I do indeed see a 
*Prev* button...

I understand about the risks of reverting back to a previous version, 
however, I may have no choice for political rather than technical reasons.

Thanks again!

Blaine

Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 26 August 2010 20:24, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>   
>> On 8/26/2010 3:03 PM, Blaine Miller wrote:
>>     
>>> PS... I read in the archives the following quote...
>>>
>>> Rerun 'setup.exe' and pick "Prev".
>>>
>>> There is no such option that I can find...
>>>       
>> Look at the page where you select packages, just above the list of
>> packages and to the right, next to the "Category" button.  "Cur" is
>> the default selected radio button.  "Prev" is one of the other
>> options.
>>     
>
> I'd recommend against using the "Prev" button. It gives you a rather
> random collection of old packages, where some are years older than the
> current one and others just a couple of weeks. There's no guarantee
> that those disparate versions will actually work together properly, in
> fact, it's very likely that things will break. It sure doesn't get
> tested.
>
> Going back to the previous version of a particular package is useful
> when there's a regression in the latest version, but doing the same
> across the whole distro, not so much. Cygwin 1.5 and setup-legacy.exe
> is the way to go if you want something old and unsupported that
> actually works.
>
> Question: would anyone miss the "Prev" button if it were to disappear?
>
> Andy
>
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