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Re: Please report this problem to the public mailing list...




On Jan 24 10:32, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 1/24/2017 10:21 AM, Nellis, Kenneth (Conduent) wrote:
> > We have received several postings of people responding to the Cygwin-generated 
> > message: WARNING: ... Please report this problem to the public mailing list
> > cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx.
> > 
> > I wonder how many places such messages are present in the Cygwin code.
> > 
> > Just throwing out an idea here to help people help themselves...
> > 
> > Consider all such messages carrying an error code and referred to a Cygwin web 
> > page that contained links to separate pages for each error code, and those pages, 
> > then, would contain the latest information as to how to recover from the 
> > respective errors.
> > 
> 
> Great idea.  I can see this
> 
> > Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
> 
> being referenced instead of the mail list which the person may not be
> subscribed to. Care to present a patch to the web page?  And we need a
> patch to the text parts of Cygwin to point to the web page.

If somebody cares to write a patch for a new FAQ entry, I change the
Cygwin source to point it out.

On second thought, Cygwin should probably simple tell the user to update
the outdated Cygwin installation instead.


Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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