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Re: /etc/setup.conf

On 10 Mar 2003, Robert Collins wrote:

> Ok, a few pragmatic thoughts:
> * When do we parse it?
> It's not trivial:
> - if we parse on startup, and the user changes the cygwin / path during runtime, should we revert to defaults?
> - if we wait for the / path to be chosen, we can't store any pre-/ dialog settings.
> - if we parse on startup, and don't revert to defaults, can anything go --wrong--?
> For now, I'm inclined to parse and set only after / is chosen.
> Rob

FWIW, I agree.  If the user wants to install to a different /, we don't
want to reuse the settings from the old installation.

Also, what pre-/ dialog settings are there, "download source" and
"antivirus control"?  Frankly, I don't think they are worth storing in the
.conf file - mostly because a) one might want to take a different action
every time, and b) it could be enough for them to be controlled by
command-line options.
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