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snapshot installation bat file (was: Re: [PATCH] Proposed clarification of the snapshot installation FAQ)

On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 06:41:27PM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> On 1/13/06, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > > It would be nice to have a sample batch file that automated
> > > the cygwin1.dll replacement, too.
> >
> > I've prettied up a batch file I use for installing cygwin-inst-*
> > snapshots, and added stuff to handle spacey pathnames and inetd (which
> > AIUI isn't always a cygrunsrv service), neither of which I personally
> > use.
> >
> > Just drag and drop the tarball onto the batch file, or run with
> > absolute tarball name as argument via a dos prompt.
> This batch file worked great for me on XP. The only issue I see is
> that if someone
> set their cygrunsrv or inetd to "Manual" this would actually start it
> up. I can put
> a note to that effect.
> Any objections to putting this up at
> ?

I don't have any, but...

I just tried it again drag-and-dropping a tarball *without* spaces in
the path (spaces make Windows include " " around the parameter), and
the \'s weren't properly quoted.  Anybody know how to get it to work
either way?  Also be nice if it could be made to work on just the
dll.bz2 file also.

If we can come up with a general purpose, no extra packages required,
bat file, maybe it could be downloadable directly from the snapshots

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