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Re: replicating my cygwin install on a different machine

On 6/6/07, Jerome Fong wrote:
Hi There,

I was wondering if there was a way to save and duplicate my cygwin
installation so I can replicate it on a different machine.  The idea is,
I have scripts and programs developed and tested on my cygwin install.
I want to be able to deploy everything that I am running on my machine.

I'm not sure if the setup.exe will get me what I want since older
versions of packages are not always readily available (dependent on the
server).  Also, I want to be able to provide the operations team with a
zip file or some kind of installation package to replicate on each
server.   The idea is to avoid  new downloads and use what I have until
I need to upgrade.



Assuming you use the same drive letters and directory structure, you can just zip up your cygwin data (preferably with something that can maintain file permissions) and dump HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions to a .reg file.

Just extract the stuff on the other system and import the .reg and you
should be good to go.

Depending on your install, the archive file could end up being quite large.


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