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RE: Customizable cygwin setup.exe

Ralph Hempel wrote on Friday, October 09, 2009 4:42 PM:
> Miles Gazic wrote:
>> I made a local cygwin mirror at my company, but I still had some
>> people that got confused when installing cygwin.  I've had the same
>> problem at previous jobs, where people are confused when installing
>> cygwin, and it makes them reluctant to do so.
>> I investigated what's required to customize the cygwin installer to
>> make it run without any manual interaction.
> Arrrgggh. What is so hard about using the -P option? Here's my
> DOS batch file for installing Cygwin. Just change the download site
> and other bits you need for your install, and add packages to the
> PACKAGES variable.
> Why does everyone insist on rewriting the wheel? It took a lot of
> work to knock the sharp bits off setup.exe (1.7) - so let's
> use it!

For people who still want to use 1.5, there are beta versions of
setup.exe (see setup-2.602.exe in
that support the -P option, too.

Bryan Thrall
FlightSafety International

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