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RE: Installing packages from cygwin Command Line

DePriest, Jason R. wrote on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:01 PM:
> On 10/25/06, JZA <> wrote:
>> Hi everyone, well I have been looking into Cygwin, and I want to
>> know if there is a command line tool to install some of this
>> packages. 
> setup.exe has some command-line switches you can use to sort of
> automate things. 
> Command Line Options:
>  -D --download                          Download from internet
>  -L --local-install                     Install from local directory
>  -s --site                              Download site
>  -R --root                              Root installation directory
>  -q --quiet-mode                        Unattended setup mode
>  -h --help                              print help
>  -l --local-package-dir                 Local package directory
>  -r --no-replaceonreboot                Disable replacing in-use
>                                         files on next reboot.
>  -n --no-shortcuts                      Disable creation of desktop
>                                         and start menu shortcuts
>  -N --no-startmenu                      Disable creation of start
> menu shortcut 
>  -d --no-desktop                        Disable creation of desktop
> shortcut 
>  -A --disable-buggy-antivirus           Disable known or suspected
>                                         buggy anti virus software
>                                         packages during execution.
> Ending cygwin install

Note that --local-package-dir is a little broken; specifically, it gets
overridden by whatever the user selected last time they ran setup.exe
(at least, this was the case as of setup.exe version 2.510.2.2). The
problem has been fixed in CVS, but there doesn't seem to have been a
setup.exe release since then...

There might also have been another buggy command-line switch, but I
can't recall what it was at the moment.

Bryan Thrall
FlightSafety International

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