Today I had some trouble with the revision of git I'd install on some windows servers, here's how to update packages.
The Package Manager
First of, I'm using
apt-cyg - a command line package manager for cygwin; allows
you to install, remove, update & search packages avalialbe for cygwin.
Unlike other package managers, it appears that
apt-cyg will not update existing
packages via the
apt-cyg update - it just gathers the latest
setup.ini file from
So the only way I could update the package was to remove & re-install the package.
$ apt-cyg update
$ apt-cyg remove git
$ apt-cyg install git
That's it! Now I've got the most recent release :
$ git --version
git version 2.1.1