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Re: Batch installation, possibly without setup.exe?
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: fergus <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:28:42 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Batch installation, possibly without setup.exe?
- References: <467218BE.email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, fergus wrote:
> > In particular: does setup.exe fiddle with the registry
> > or other files that can't be just overwritten as a whole?
> Mainly (entirely?) setup sees to (a) location and (b) mounts.
And (c) postinstall scripts, which may produce different results from
machine to machine. Just FYI.
> After it's done you might want to fiddle with mkpasswd or mkgroup for
> individual users on their individual machines, but it's my experience*
> that you wouldn't actually need to.
You wouldn't unless you plan to run anything that has to do with
permissions and/or authentication.
BTW, mkpasswd/mkgroup *are* built in a postinstall script.
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