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Re: Installing cygwin by manually copying c:\cygwin to another machine
Brett Serkez wrote:
Is it just the mount points that are the issue? The path? The
desktop icon? It is possible to run setup against such an
'installation' to update it?
It's primarily just the mount points. See Corinna's message in this
thread for recreating them.
The desktop & start menu icons are obviously not going to be present
with this method, but that's not really an issue. It should be noted
that cygwin.bat has a full path in it, so this would need editing.
Yes, you could run setup with this - it is, for all intents and
purposes, the installation you made with setup on the other machine.
Setup doesn't care that it's now on a different machine. None of what
it does is machine-specific.
What about chere and services such as sshd and the like?
Seems to me there is a short list, having a documented method or even a
script to settle in a moved cygwin directory on a new system may be
useful. I would presume this would be significantly faster than
reinstalling on multiple systems.
Not particularly, assuming you use the same local package cache on each
machine, especially if you use the trick for pulling in all the packages
you want automatically.
I don't know about chere, but once the mount points are created, as per
Corinna's message, cygwin is in the same state it would be in if you had
installed it on that system directly. That means that setup, services
like sshd, cron, inetd, etcetera will be available for installation.
Permissions will be set accordingly by the service installation scripts,
You could /potentially/ have a permissions problem if you copy the
folder as a user and for whatever reason permissions are not inherited
that allow other users to utilise cygwin, but if this is the case then
you're already running a non-standard setup, and should know enough
about it to avoid this problem.
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