cmp missing from base
Tue Dec 6 23:10:00 GMT 2016
On 10/30/2016 09:58 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 10/30/2016 4:05 AM, DAGwyn@aol.com wrote:
>> I was unpleasantly surprised to find that the "cmp" utility had been
>> removed from the Cygwin base, and a search for "cmp" in the Setup
>> didn't find it. (It used to exist.) I eventually found it hidden in
>> "diffutils" package.
>> Upon searching the mailing list I found some discussion, most of it
>> clueless. "cmp" is widely used in Unix makefiles! It's a basic utility
>> that has been around for over 40 years. Utilities like that are so
>> that it disrupts users when they are removed. There is a reason that
>> POSIX specifies them!
> I think the diffutils maintainer intended to add it to Base
> (https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2016-05/msg00099.html), but maybe he
> forgot. Eric?
Thanks for the reminder; I've finally found time to rectify it today.
Look for 3.5-2 to hit a mirror near you soon.
Eric Blake eblake redhat com +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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