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Re: setup - duplicating cygwin
- From: Jim Easton <jim at cs dot ualberta dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu, Jim Easton <jim at cs dot ualberta dot ca>
- Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 01:43:48 -0600 (MDT)
- Subject: Re: setup - duplicating cygwin
> Ugh, top-posting... Reformatted.
Oops - sorry. Some people prefer it :-( Does not include me actually.
It gets a little hard to follow if it's not consistent.
> On Wed, 17 May 2006, Jim Easton wrote:
> > > From: "Dave Korn" <dave.korn@XXXXXX.XXX>
> <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR>. Thanks.
Oops really sorry this time. I knew better - I just didn't notice
it. I will endevour to do better in the future. :-(
> > > On 16 May 2006 09:20, Jim Easton wrote:
> > 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.
> 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.
Hey great! Thank you very much, I even found the file. :-) My but
there's a lot of stuff in there (I must remember my home directory too).
> FWIW, we should probably have a "dump bundle" function in setup to allow
> creating files like this. Eventually...
Well, if the above works don't sweat it.
I'm also going to include it in my backups.
Me too. I will give it a try but that won't be for a couple of weeks
- I'll let you know how it goes.
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