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Re: Installing cygwin by manually copying c:\cygwin to another machine

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:08:03AM +0200, Adrian Maier wrote:
> On 1/16/06, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <> wrote:
> >
> > I'm not sure what this approach buys you over running setup.exe in
> > unattended install mode on a copied local package cache, except
> > fragility.
> Is there an "unattended" install mode?  I thought that there is no such
> thing , because according to
> :
> "Unfortunately setup.exe does not yet support unattended installs."
> In fact, that's precisely why I asked the question in the first place:
> i needed a way to install cygwin without the need of choosing individual
> packages;  and with no need of internet connection ...

I think the key word there is "does not yet *support*".  Run setup
--help from a command prompt, and setup will output a list of its
command line options into setup.log.full.  Play with running it using
them on a previously prepared local download directory, with
non-default packages included either by changing setup.ini to add
"Base" to their category or adding a dummy mirror directory with a
setup.ini having a dummy package that has category Base and requires
the other packages you want.

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