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Ideas re problem reporting
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:21:42 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Ideas re problem reporting
On 22 May, Sam Edge wrote:
> In addition, you are likely to get little help here with any problem
> unless you installed cygwin via the "official" setup.exe that you can
> get via the "Install Cygwin now" link on the http://www.cygwin.com/
> web site.
If this is a common occurrence (installing but bypassing setup.exe
somehow), then maybe it should finish by adding a registry entry to say
it did the install (and whether partial or full), so that problem
reports that include the system info would let you know this.
Perhaps even a bug reporting script that asked the questions you want
answered, and ran cygcheck etc. (basically, automating as much of the
http://cygwin.com/problems.html procedure as far as possible), might be
If people think it's a good idea, I might have a go at one this weekend.
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