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RE: setup - duplicating cygwin
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jim Easton <jim at cs dot ualberta dot ca>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 09:15:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: setup - duplicating cygwin
- References: <S564812AbWEQJJh/20060517090937Zfirstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Ugh, top-posting... Reformatted.
On Wed, 17 May 2006, Jim Easton wrote:
> > From: "Dave Korn" <dave.korn@XXXXXX.XXX>
> > On 16 May 2006 09:20, Jim Easton wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Would someone please tell me what file(s) I would have to take with
> > > me (eg. on a disk) to someone else's machine, both running windows
> > > XP, whereby I could get setup to download the same cygwin components
> > > that are on my machine?
> > How about the local package cache dir? That'd do nicely, then you
> > just run setup.exe on the new machine and tell it to install from
> > local directory, and point it there. I believe this is in the FAQ
> > somewhere but don't have a reference to hand.
> Hi Dave,
> Thank you for the suggestion. Correct me if I'm wrong but I
> take it that that would be the stuff in cygwin.disk?
> I should clarify. I have no problem with loading new versions of
> things, what I was after was a way of priming setup with the list of
> names at the "Select packages" step.
> I could accomplish the same thing by writing my current config on
> a piece of paper and just check off the names at the new machine
> but that seems so labourious.
> The file I'm looking for wouldn't happen to be setup.ini by any
> chance would it. You could get that on a floopy. :-)
Jim, in that case you're looking for /etc/setup/installed.db with all
version numbers replaced by "0.0-0". Just place it into
c:\cygwin\etc\setup on the target machine, and run setup normally,
clicking "Next" all the way through.
FWIW, we should probably have a "dump bundle" function in setup to allow
creating files like this. Eventually...
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