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Re: Can you clone entire cygwin setup from one pc to another

On Nov 13 04:31, aputerguy wrote:
> Corinna VInschen writes:
> > For exakt cloning including ACLs, I would suggest to use robocopy.  Yes,
> > it's a native tool, but it's sort of a swiss army knife to do exactly
> > that job.  You don't need to copy the registry entries.
> Thanks Corinna!
> When you say that I don't "need" to copy the registry entries, what do I do
> then to copy over the services?

Uh, I was only thinking of the Cygwin-specific registry keys.  Oh, and
I'm only talking about Cygwin 1.7.  For Cygwin 1.5 you have to duplicate
the registry mount points using `mount -m'.

For the service, you should reinstall them the official way using the
config scripts.  You can't just copy the service registry keys and
expect the target SCM to know about them.  SCM doesn't accept services
which aren't installed via SCM, or at least are available when the
system starts up.  So, at least, If you really copy these registry
entries, you must reboot the machine afterwards.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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