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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] GNU emacs 21.2-7 packages available
- From: "Harig, Mark A." <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 12:51:18 -0400
- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] GNU emacs 21.2-7 packages available
Thank you for updating Cygwin Emacs.
This distribution places the "internal" Emacs programs:
cvtmail.exe fakemail.exe profile.exe vcdiff
digest-doc.exe hexl.exe rcs2log yow.exe
emacsserver.exe movemail.exe sorted-doc.exe
in the directory /usr/sbin/emacs/21.2/i686-pc-cygwin/.
Based upon the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) at
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/, it would appear that the
more appropriate place for these files is
these files could be placed in
There is a precedent for this in the Cygwin 'squid'
distribution, which places cachemgr.cgi and unlinkd.exe
Here are the descriptions of these two directories.
"/usr/lib includes object files, libraries, and internal binaries
that are not intended to be executed directly by users or
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Buehler [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 2:09 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] GNU emacs 21.2-7 packages available
> GNU emacs package 21.2-7 has been released and should be on
> the various
> mirrors soon.
> This release fixes a packaging error in 21.2-6 -- I forgot to
> ship the DOC file. So the built-in emacs lisp documentation
> should work now.
> There are no porting bugs that I am aware of. The last couple
> problems have been bugs in emacs itself.
> New users please be aware of a couple things:
> - You will want "tty" included in your CYGWIN environment variable
> setting, and probably "binmode". Look at the following for some
> - Emacs sometimes fails to detect subprocess exit. This is a cygwin
> problem and should be fixed in the next release of cygwin.
> Joe Buehler
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