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RE: special install

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of J. David Boyd
> Sent: 23 September 2004 18:16

> "Calman, Jack" writes:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >  Our group is interested in installing cygwin on a group of 
> classified
> > computers that are not connected to the internet. Would you 
> please tell me
> > how to download what I need from the internet. Then I'll 
> put it on a CD,
> > carry it into the classified room, and then install on the 
> computers there.
> > 
> >  Thanks,
> >  - Jack Calman
> > Johns Hopkins University
> > Applied Physics Lab
> > Laurel, MD
> After you have a working installation on any computer, you can zip and
> copy the C:\CYGWIN directory.  It is totally self contained, and
> should work fine anywhere.

  Nonsense!  That method won't create any mount points in the registry, nor
will it run any post-install scripts.  The correct method is to run
setup.exe, select 'Download from internet', download everything, burn the
temporary storage directory to cd along with a copy of setup.exe, then on
each enduser machine you run setup.exe and tell it to 'Install from local
directory', pointing at the download dir that you burnt to CD.

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