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Re: possible to copy whole cygwin folder to different machine?
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: Sebastian Hoffmann <sebhoff at es dot unizh dot ch>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 13:17:09 -0400
- Subject: Re: possible to copy whole cygwin folder to different machine?
- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 12:50 PM 10/15/2003, Sebastian Hoffmann you wrote:
>I apologize if this question is already covered somewhere else, but I didn't find anything with a simple search of the mailing list... I'm of course also happy for pointers to answers to be found somewhere else...
Just covered last week for another reason. See
>(Possibly naive) question: Is it possible to copy a whole cygwin installation from one computer and copy it to a different computer (replacing that machine's cygwin installation)?
>If yes - does this work across different versions of Windows?
>If no - is there any way of getting at least close to something like an easy replication of a cygwin installation?
>I suppose that simply copying the folder will result in permission problems (due to different owners etc.). But maybe it is still somehow possible...?
>The reason I'm asking is that I'm distributing some (free) software of mine which requires at least some UNIX administration skills to install (MySQL, Apache, DBI, Perl, etc.).
>However, many potential users 1) don't have these skills and 2) run Windows rather than UNIX. If it were possible to send them a DVD with a complete installation, things would become a lot easier for everybody involved... ;-)
In that case, you're probably better off downloading the Cygwin packages you
need from the net (along with the source) and putting them along with setup
on your DVD. Then you can just tell your users to install the packages found
on the CD (i.e. install from local directory in setup parlance).
>Many thanks in advance for any kind of help!
>PS: I live in a UNIX/Mac world - so I can't try this out myself. In fact, I'm happy I finally managed to get hold of an old 300Mhz Windows-box to fiddle with things...
Why are you happy about that? ;-)
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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