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Re: Proper distribution of cygwin-dependent software.
- From: Oliver Wienand <wienand at rhrk dot uni-kl dot de>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: "William J. Leslie" <wjl at mcpproductions dot com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 09:02:51 +0100
- Subject: Re: Proper distribution of cygwin-dependent software.
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
we have similar problems with Singular.
I have used the following solutions:
1. Singular is a Cygwin package, so experienced users can just use the
2. I have build executeables with "Package for the Web", containing a
suitable small distribution of Cygwin with Singular and modified the
stored repository and the setup.exe, so that the user must only choose
the destination directory.
3. A further modified version of setup.exe is shipped with the
Singular-CD. It works exactly as the standard Cygwin setup.exe, but do
not show the dialogs, where you can choose between local and internet
install and where can choose your local package rep. It just takes the
one on the CD. On the CD we also provide further Cygwin packages, not
needed for Singular, as TeTex, gcc, etc.
If you want to take a look:
The advance of this over just delivering some Dlls is, that the user
have a correct and full-functional Cygwin environment, which he can
shares with other application using similar installation techniques.
I hope that all this is in the scope of the license.
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