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Re: cygwin setup v2.218.2.9: does not display all available packages in local install mode

At 04:58 PM 6/4/2002, David T-G wrote:
>...and then Edward Rudd said...
>% a related question to the problem is:
>% Is there a way to MANUALLY install a package? (ie. through a command
>% line installer?) 
>This one I think I know...  Just cd to / and tar xpfz (perhaps xpfj)
>the package tarball to extract it; aside from some of the core stuff,
>I believe that's all setup.exe has to do for all of the rest of the

Actually, setup will do more.  It handles running any post-install script

While it's not recommended that someone try to install packages by a method
other than setup.exe, it is possible to do if you know what you're doing.
To answer Edward's question, however, there is not, at this time, a command-
line version of setup.

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