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Re: cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

On Jan 27 09:00, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 08:16:37PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
> >I was actually a little curious about this, so I did a little
> >experiment.  I sequestered away my normal Cygwin installation and
> >started with a fresh install.  Aside from the default "base" packages
> >that setup.exe intstalls out of the gate, I found that I only had to
> >actually select three packages in setup: gcc, make, and perl.  (and Perl
> >was required only for gendef it seems.)
> Well, that's it then.
> This is all WAY too complicated.
> How can we possibly expect people to do in-depth debugging of problems
> in the DLL if we require them to have gcc, make, and perl on their
> systems?  We can't expect people to be *perl hackers* if they want to
> build cygwin.  Just the perl requirement alone would mean that they'd
> waste months learning perl.

If it comes to that, we also require them to run Cygwin to build Cygwin
on Windows.  That's a pretty big hurdle, isn't it?


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