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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: rebase-2.3-1
- From: Jason Tishler <jason at tishler dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:00:24 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated Cygwin Package: rebase-2.3-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
I have updated the version of rebase to 2.3-1. The tarballs should be
available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.
The notable changes since the previous release are:
1. enhance rebaseall to support a -T option which allows users to
specify additional DLLs to rebase
2. comply with FHS directory structure
The following are two examples of how to use rebaseall's -T option:
1. specify additional DLLs via a temp file:
$ find /some/path -name '*.dll' >/tmp/dll.list
$ rebaseall -T /tmp/dll.list
2. specify additional DLLs via stdin:
$ find /some/path -name '*.dll' | rebaseall -T -
It is *strongly* recommended that users only use rebaseall unless they
*really* know what they are doing or are instructed by one of the Cygwin
The Cygwin rebase package contains two utilities, rebase and rebaseall.
The first utility is modeled after Microsoft's SDK rebase:
The rebaseall utility is a convenient way for users that suffer from the
Cygwin rebase problem to rebase their entire system (i.e., all of their
Note that rebaseall is only a stop-gap measure. Eventually the rebase
functionality will be added to Cygwin's setup.exe, so that rebasing will
Please read the README file:
since it covers requirements, usage, known issues, etc.
I would like to thank Ralf Habacker for providing the imagehelper
library. This library has enabled me to create a rebase utility that is
usable by all Cygwin user (regardless of platform) on all DLLs
(regardless of stripping).
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
is usually pretty good.
In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
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