cmp missing from base

Eric Blake
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, 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
>> installer
>> didn't find it.  (It used to exist.)  I eventually  found it hidden in
>> the
>> "diffutils" package.
>> Upon searching the mailing list I  found some discussion, most of it
>> being
>> 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
>> essential
>> 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
> (, 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

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