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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:13:02 -0400
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: Time for a new DLL release
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In-Reply-To: <200004281608.MAA05186@envy.delorie.com>; from dj@delorie.com on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 12:08:31PM -0400

On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 12:08:31PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>>I would like to make a new release next week but I'm not 100% sure how
>>to do this.  I can put a new version of cygwin-whatever.tar.gz on the
>>web site but we don't really want to have everyone download the entire
>>distribution just to update cygwin.
>
>Accept the fact that setup doesn't support updates yet, and publish
>instructions for a manual upgrade.  It's not that hard to do if cygwin
>is already installed, except that the dll needs to be moved into place
>manually, which means untargz'ing in a temp directory, and using
>explorer to move the files into place.

I'm really leery of providing a manual upgrade procedure, given the
incredible difficulties that people are having with the "manual"
updating procedure with setup.exe.

I guess it is possible to do this with a .bat file, though.

cgf

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