Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/29/11:01:39
Robert Collins wrote:
>>> Can we remove more from base?
>> More is what? 3k? I'd love to have had it in the base install when
>> I installed my cygwin -
> I support having a pager in the default install (which !=
Base: cygwin is non-functional and completely broken(*) unless each and
every package in Base is installed.
'more' is not a requirement for a functioning cygwin installation.
Therefore it shouldn't go in Base. (Yes, there are a few other packages
in Base that probably don't belong there, but that's an issue for
Now, a Base-only cygwin installation may be *useless* in the sense that
"sure, cygwin works -- but I can't do anything useful with it except mv
files around, unless X Y and Z packages, which are not in Base, are
installed." But useless is not the same as non-functional.
(*) Yes, I know it's possible to configure certain specialized tasks
with only (say) cygwin, sshd, and login (use c:\winnt\cmd.exe as the
shell) -- but that's beyond the scope of the "normal" cygwin installation.
>> I want the basic development environment too - since what use is
>> the environment without gcc?
> Lots. Squid. Apache. SSH. CVS. None of these require gcc.
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