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RE: [ITP] Installation Profiles packages
- From: "Robb, Sam" <sam dot robb at timesys dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 14:10:30 -0500
- Subject: RE: [ITP] Installation Profiles packages
> IMO, these packages should be in a special new category (I propose the
> name "@Profiles" to make setup put this at the top, but I
> don't know if
> setup will parse this correctly). I've attached a few sample profile
> packages for commonly requested configurations with the corresponding
> setup.hints. We could probably concentrate them all in one directory
> (thus the '@ ...' lines at the top of the hint files). All
> the .tar.bz2
> files are the same empty tarball -- it's the setup.hints that are
Wow. This sounds neat.
This would be particularly nice if setup.exe were modified so that on
an initial installation, it showed a "profile selection page" first,
instead of the package selection page.
The profile selection page would let the user choose one or more
profiles to install; the packages selected would be a union of the
dependencies from the profiles. There could be a check box for
"advanced package selection" that the user could select if they
wanted to go to the regular package selection page.
Re-running setup.exe (for updates, as opposed to an installation)
would skip the profile selection page and go straight to the package