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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:28:20 -0500
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
CC: Lapo Luchini <lapo AT lapo DOT it>, CygWin-Apps <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: RFP: UPX (Was Re: reducing binary distribution size with UPX)
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Robert Collins wrote:
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lapo Luchini [mailto:lapo AT lapo DOT it]
> > Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 11:48 PM
> 
> > But if a cygwin
> > native version is needed nonetheless I could volunteer to package it.
> 
> IMO we should have a fully self-hosted distribution. At the moment, with
> the _single_ exception of postgresql, every package here can be rebuilt
> from source, to a version equivalent to what the package maintainer
> posted, on a cygwin system, with the tools that the distribution has. So
> yes, UPX should be a package before it's used to make packages.
> 
> I vote for including UPX... and Lapo makes two. Do we need a third? And
> are there any objections?
> 

Does UPX come with an API library that you can just use in setup?

Earnie.

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