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Re: How to install customised version of cygwin

Well, I quickly wrote up what I do to install cygwin.  The first
differance is that I use tar, not zip ... zip doesn't grok cygwin
symlinks and such.  Anyway, the good news is that setup.exe does
almost nothing except install the files.  creating the
mountpoints is trivial, just export 'em with regedit and import
'em with regedit /s.

I also included source to a couple of silly little exes I use
when doing this.  One creates a shortcut, like the old resource
kit shortcut.exe, but even less friendly.  The other notifies
top level windows that the environment in the registry has
changed, so that explorer will reload it and your first bash
shell will be able to find itself.

Anyway, you can find this trove of information at  Have fun with it.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 02:32:10PM +0800, hugo wrote:
> Hi Robert
> Thanks for your reply. However, I do not want to compile from source -
> there is no need for that. All I would like to do is include XFree86,
> Tk800.23.1 and Tk:Filedialog in my cygwin distribution, plus a few perl
> utilities I wrote myself. 
> At present this involves several steps: 
> 1. Using setup.exe to install cygwin;
> 2. Downloading XFree86, unzipping extract.exe and running the
> script;
> 3. Downloading Tk800.23.1, then running perl Makefile.PL, make, make
> test and make install; 
> 4. Copying over the perl utilities I have from my source location to
> /usr/local/bin.
> I would like to reduce the above steps to a single-step installation. So
> I thought that, if I run through all steps (1 to 4) on my machine, then
> zip up everything under C:\cygwin into one large file, I may
> be able to run a script that installs on another computer.
> However, this involves knowing what setup.exe does in terms of making
> mounts, executing the mkpasswd and mkgroup commands etc. and placing the
> necessary dlls in the right places. This is really what I am after.
> Would you or anyone else be able to help with this? Any help will be
> greatly appreciated. 
> Thanks
> Hugo
> Robert Collins wrote:
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: hugo []
> > 
> > > setup.exe script: I cannot customize it as it is binary code.
> > 
> > On this page ( the location of the source
> > is documented.
> > 
> > Rob
> > 
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