Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin

James Johnston JamesJ@motionview3d.com
Mon Apr 30 13:54:00 GMT 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2012 23:03
> Subject: Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin
> Putting the packages directly in c:\Cygwin is ill-advised because it shows
up in
> the posix directory "/".  It pollutes the directory with millions of
> folders.  But what if I create a folder c:\Cygwin\LocalPkgs and stick them
> there?  From the 10,000 foot perspective, it certainly would be a lot more
> organized to have all cygwin stuff in one windows folder.

I put mine in C:\cygwin\packages.  Never had a problem.

I have no idea why setup defaults to putting things on my desktop (if I
remember right).  Just makes more unwanted clutter on my desktop.  But it's
easy to change and it works fine in a Cygwin subdirectory in my experience.

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