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RE: SIGINT, bash and non-cygwin apps

Make a copy of your b20.1 directory into a new directory.
Install the files from the cygwin-inst tarball overtop of the files in the new

It sounds as if you may have to untar the tarball into a temporary directory
and move the files to your current directory setup under the new directory. 
This isn't bad, and what I would do anyway.


PS: Be sure to read the caveats at the page.

--- Jon Leichter <> wrote:
> Hi Earnie.
> So you've convinced me to upgrade my current installation of Cygwin. So I'm
> browsing around in:
> and the most recent snapshots that I see are:
>   cygwin-inst-19991021.tar.gz
>   cygwin1-19991024.dll.gz
> Well, your web site talks about installing in a "clean environement", and
> this
> is EXACTLY what I'd prefer to do. By "clean environment", I assume you mean
> installing the snapshot into its own directory and running everything from
> there.
> The thing is that I've noticed the following about the 'inst' snapshot:
> - The directory structure of the tar archive is a little different from
> B20.1.
> The hierarchy of B20.1 (C:\Cygnus\cygwin-b20) looked like this:
>   H-i586-cygwin32/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/bin/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/i586-cygwin32/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/i586-cygwin32/bin/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/i586-cygwin32/include/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/i586-cygwin32/lib/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/lib/
>   H-i586-cygwin32/libexec
>   etc/
>   include/
>   share/
> The directory structure of the tar archive looks like this:
>   bin/
>   etc/
>   i586-pc-cygwin32/
>   i586-pc-cygwin32/lib/
>   i586-pc-cygwin32/include
>   lib/
> It's nice that the hiearchy has been consolidated and condensed a bit, but
> there's a LOT of files in B20.1 that isn't there in the tar archive, like all
> of the files from the 'share' directory. I don't really care too much about
> this, personally, but I wanted to be sure that this is known.
> - The 'gcc' compiler and tools do not seem to be anywhere in the tar archive,
> although many of the 'includes' and 'libs' seem to be there. This seems a
> little strange.
> - A BUNCH of binaries seem to be missing, including: bash, cp, cat, cmp, cut,
> diff, (the list goes on).
> Clearly I must be missing something here. How would it be possible to set up
> a
> "clean installation" if all of the necessary files are not in place?
> I feel like the answer to my question should be obvious, but I just can't
> seem
> to figure out what it is.
> Jon Leichter
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > []On Behalf Of Earnie Boyd
> > Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 7:36 PM
> > To: Jon Leichter
> > Cc:
> > Subject: Re: SIGINT, bash and non-cygwin apps
> >
> > Hi Jon,
> >
> > Try it with one of the newest snapshots.  The newer snapshots were
> > included on the announced CD and will become the b21 version.
> > Note: all of the caveats for upgrading exists.  There are several
> > changes, some of which I mention on my webpages.

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