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Re: How do I upgrade Cygwin? Or more specifically my Xfree Package...


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On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Martin McNelis wrote:

> Hi,
> I really don't want to do a full reinstall, and the last time I tried a
> partial install (KDE) I found that it screwed up unrelated stuff (like
> telnet).  It's taken me a while to get my Cygwin running more or less the
> way I want it and I don't want to lose all that setup time.

If you have changed any files that were actually contained in the package,
rather than created by a postinstall script, you will lose your changes if
*that* package is upgraded.  To check which packages contain which files,
see <>.

> The main thing I want to upgrade is my XFree package.  (BTW, how do I check
> what version I have installed?)  I only want to install again to get my
> Keyboard working correctly under X.  I checked the /etc/X11/xkb directory
> and found no keyboard maps which I now believe I need?  Can I install only
> the XFree86-etc package or do I need to reinstall the lot?

To check which version of any particular package is installed, run
"cygcheck -c PackageName".  You can also run "cygcheck -c" to see the
installed versions of *all* packages.

To upgrade *just* the XFree86-etc package, run setup.exe, select the
"Keep" view at the top, then click on just the XFree86-etc version to get
the later one.  Setup will automatically select other packages that are
dependences of XFree86-etc and have newer versions available.  The
"Partial" view will show you only those that will be installed.  Some of
them you can click back to "Keep" (e.g. XFree86-startup-scripts,
XFree86-bin).  Since XFree86-etc doesn't contain any binaries, you may
even get away with not upgrading the "cygwin" package (i.e., "Keep"ing

> Any help much appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Martin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Gottwald []
> Sent: 18 June 2003 10:55
> To:
> Subject: Re: X server acting funny when displaying remote KDE session

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