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Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- To: Greg Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- From: Earnie Boyd <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 05:29:32 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: cygwin users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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---Greg Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Michael Weiser wrote:
> > Why? Someone who can't do a tar -xzvf will also be unable to use
> > cygwin after install. It's the old thread which shows up here
> > regularly and I'm one of those who want tar's or even better rpm's.
> Except that the above tar command isn't equivalent to a full
> InstallShield executable. Further, many cygwin users just want to run
> one or two pieces of UNIX software, not use a full simulation of UNIX.
You've just given a perfectly good reason why _NOT_ to use
InstallShield. With InstallShield, unless the packager has provided
for it, you can't just pick and choose like you would be able to with
I know, I know; can't this thread just die? Well, I just couldn't
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