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Re: Installed 1.5.5, need to back off to 1.3.22
- From: dmkarr at earthlink dot net (David M. Karr)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: 09 Oct 2003 20:40:20 -0700
- Subject: Re: Installed 1.5.5, need to back off to 1.3.22
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>>> "Larry" == Larry Hall <email@example.com> writes:
Larry> At 08:30 PM 10/9/2003, Karr, David you wrote:
>> I have version 1.3.22 installed on another box. On a new box, I decided
>> to go for broke and install 1.5.5. Unfortunately, as others have
>> described, Xemacs doesn't work in this Cygwin version. I need to
>> somehow uninstall what I have and install version 1.3.22. I've perused
>> the FAQ and install information, and did some searches on the mailing
>> list archives, but I don't see how to do this. I did notice information
>> on how to "uninstall" cygwin, by manually deleting directories and
>> registry entries, but I didn't see how I can install an older version.
Larry> Simply rerun setup, point it at a mirror or your local package directory
Larry> with cygwin 1.3.22, and click on the second column in the package listing
Larry> until 1.3.22 comes up. Voila! You're ready to install 1.3.22 now. Be
Larry> aware that you'll need to "downgrade" any packages that require 1.5.x in
Larry> order for 1.3.22 to work without complaint for all applications. Note, I'm
Larry> not recommending this course of action in any way. I'm just answering your
Larry> question. Your better, more productive route is to try to figure out a
Larry> solution for XEmacs so that it works with 1.5.x. You may not believe it
Larry> but that will be quicker and less headaches overall. Plus you'll be
Larry> helping your fellow XEmacs users who want to use it with Cygwin too!
The trick is finding a mirror that has that version. Figuring out the versions
of packages to go with 1.3.22 will be straightforward if I find a mirror that
Is there any way of "copying" a 1.3.22 distribution from one box to another
box? I know it's not that simple, but is there a list of straightforward
places I'd have to patch to make it work (like registry changes)?
This isn't a path I want to take either, but I have no idea how to debug a
problem like this.
David M. Karr ; Java/J2EE/XML/Unix/C++
firstname.lastname@example.org ; SCJP; SCWCD; SCBCD
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