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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 21:11:45 -0500
From: John Fortin <fortinj AT ibm DOT net>
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Subject: [Fwd: Maintainers wanted]


John Fortin wrote:
> 
> Chris Faylor wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 18, 1999 at 08:52:34PM -0500, John Fortin wrote:
> > >OK, but will there be a standard install format... Will packages install
> > >in
> > >/usr/local by default?
> >
> > The packages will install in /bin by default, just like the CD.  I'm
> > talking about the packages that are part of a normal cygwin net
> > distribution.
> 
> Hmmm, I don't have the CD, so I am not completely aware as to how things
> are installed on it
> 
> >
> > I don't know what you mean by "install format".  I mentioned tar files.
> > That is what I would imagine we'll be using.
> 
> I meant where would they be installed... Mushy brain tonight :)
> 
> > >When do we update a package, how many older releases will be available.
> >
> > Dunno.  Probably a couple.
> >
> > >Am I responsible for ensuring the packages work under cygwin?
> 
> That's fair...
> 
> > Yes.  That would be the primary responsiblity of a maintainer.
> >
> > cgf
> 
> I'll probably take one or two (small ones at first)... How about
> bzip and gzip just to get my feet wet...
> 
> John

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