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RE: running tests under Cygwin

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 00:26:34 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Roth, Kevin P. wrote:

> For what it's worth, this particular issue is already mentioned at the
> bottom of the Cygwin download page:
> Perhaps that wording could be borrowed?
> I do realize that few Cygwin users would have ever read this page though,
> since there is a setup.exe that does things "for" you...
> I also don't have any clue where this tidbit belongs within,
> since it's a Cygwin only problem (neither the normal zip source archive nor
> the Win32 binaries are affected by this issue).

Ok, let's for now just be happy with mentioning CR LF, problems and cygwins
enough number of times in a few mails so that people will find these posting
using search engines in the future when they try to figure out what happens!

I think the mentioning on the cygwin download page should be enough, as this
is a highly cygwin-specific problem. For the people who are too lazy to click
on the link above, I'll quote it for you:

  Note that you may be tempted to unpack the .tar.gz files with some Windows
  program like WinZip. This will not work reliably. Cygwin's tar files are
  not fully understood by WinZip. Attempting to use WinZip to unpack a
  distribution will result in a damaged Cygwin installation.

 Daniel Stenberg -- curl: been grokking URLs since 1998
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Received on 2003-05-28