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Re: Multiple cygwin installs
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: Brian Genisio <briangenisio at yahoo dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 11:59:04 -0500
- Subject: Re: Multiple cygwin installs
At 07:53 AM 12/3/2001, Brian Genisio wrote:
>Is there any way to maintain multiple cygwin installs? I understand that I can
>simply install cygwin in a separate directory, but there is one problem I run
>into : the registry.
>When you install cygwin, it creates a "Cygnus Solutions" key tree in HKCU and
>HKLM. If you install a second copy of cygwin some place else on a machine,
>there are registry conflicts. Of course, one solution is to install one copy,
>and rename the "Cygnus Solutions" key, and install the second copy. Then,
>write a batch script that will rename the key names before running cygwin.
>Is there a better way? Is there a cygwin.conf file somewhere, where I can
>specify the name of the key that the cygwin1.dll uses for the registry db? Or,
>am I stuck with the "Cygnus Solutions" name, unless I recompile the binaries,
>or add a patch to make it configurable?
I believe it was Earnie Boyd that suggested, many times in the past, that
two installations could be maintained with the use of a simple BAT file
which sets the paths and mount points properly. It's a variation on your
suggestion but I think it's probably one that's easier to maintain. You
can check the email archives for specifics if you're interested.
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