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Re: Cut-down Cygwin on a USB Memory Stick?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: zzapper <david at tvis dot co dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:58:59 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Cut-down Cygwin on a USB Memory Stick?
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, zzapper wrote:
> Hi Y'All
> Anyone investigated putting a cutdown version of CygWin onto a memory
> stick (128MB or bigger).
> What would you need the dlls vim,find,grep,ls etc??
> zzapper (vim & cygwin & zsh)
Sure. Google for "Cygwin on CD". Some issues (mostly having to do with
the read-onlyness of CDs) won't come up with the memory stick, others will
(/etc/passwd contents, for example). As for what's needed, here's a
Step 1: Find all the programs you'd like to have, copy them to a directory
on your hard drive.
Step 2: Change to that directory and run "cygcheck *.exe".
Step 3: Copy all the non-Windows DLLs listed in Step 2 into the directory.
Step 4: Move the whole directory to the memory stick and rename it to "bin".
The above doesn't address the issue of configuration files (which vary
with the individual programs). I suggest examining the structure of the
packages and reading the READMEs (both package and Cygwin-specific)
carefully. You can also view the "setup.ini" file in setup's local
package cache directory and, if you see a "requires:" line on one of the
packages containing the program you need, examine the required package to
see what parts of it are necessary.
To find out which package a file belongs to, use "cygcheck -f filename".
To list the contents of an (installed) package, use "cygcheck -l filename".
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