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Re: replicating my cygwin install on a different machine
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 08:56:58 -0400
- Subject: Re: replicating my cygwin install on a different machine
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On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 02:29:16PM +0200, Nenad Antic (KI/EAB) wrote:
> [6/7/2007 12:26 AM] Jerome Fong wrote:
>> 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 following has worked for me over more than 6 computers since 99:
> mount -m > cygwin_mount_points.bat
> Shut down all cygwin apps, including installed services. Archive the entire
> cygwin directory with WinRAR (shareware, and so much better than any xZip,
> will preserve symlinks).
> cd to the cygwin dir and save all ntfs file permissions using Pedelstal
> Software's NTSEC suite (shareware and still available at
> http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?500000034210), more specifically using
> saveacl -r -usepriv * cygwin_permissions.txt
> Use your text editor of preference and globally search and replace any user
> names that have changed between the old and the new computer in
> Unpack the cygwin archive to your new location on the new computer.
That seems like a lot of work to go to when you could just use tar to create
the archive. It will create files with the proper permissions.
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