32-bit/64-bit sharing of Local Package Directories

Nellis, Kenneth Kenneth.Nellis@xerox.com
Mon Nov 17 14:39:00 GMT 2014

I currently maintain separate 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Cygwin.
I have separate "Local Package Directory"s for them, but that seems
unnecessary since almost everything is maintained separately: The 
setup binaries have different names and the mirror folders contain 
different subfolder names (x86 or x86_64). The exceptions are the
setup log files.

It would be nice if the setup.log and setup.log.full files would 
also be named (or placed in different folders) to distinguish 
between 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Then we could have the two
versions of Cygwin share the same Local Package Directory without

Indeed, this is a low-priority item, so not worth arguing about.

--Ken Nellis

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