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Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 01:30:09AM -0000, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 01:14:54AM -0000, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>> >> Actually, just creating a file named 'con' would probably be easier.
>> >
>> >Isn't 'con' a reserved name in windows?
>> That's kinda the whole point.
>Right...I get it now.
>> >I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be able to extract it from the tar
>> >archive.
>> It works just as I would expect, and just like /dev/tty works, which
>> is no surprise.  The drawback is that it won't do anything if you're
>> running from rxvt or X-Windows, though.
>If there's a chance that this would still go un-noticed then can we go with
>the package-version.cyg/car packaging scheme? Most user's IMO would just
>think that we've started our own rpm thing and would be "forced" to use
>setup.exe as they would have done usually or not. That's what it's there for

I have no problem with changing the extension.  Once the option is available
I'll do a wholesale rename of the package repository and update upset so
that it knows how to find these types of files.


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