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Re: Making package installation default

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 4/3/2010 12:34 AM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>> On 04/02/2010 09:28 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> And yes a .bat file that you double click would probably suffice however
>> there is something in the whole setup structure that make certain
>> packages install by default (e.g. bash.exe) and other packages come up
>> as "Skip" (i.e. OpenSSH). I'd like to toggle it on for OpenSSH and rxvt
>> such that when setup.exe runs and they get to the package selection
>> screen, it says the version number for these and will install them by
>> default (IOW it won't list them as "Skip"). Is that too much to ask?
> One can always ask.
> If you don't mind fiddling around with the setup.ini file, then the key
> thing is to edit this file and change the category of the desired packages
> to "Base".

There's no need to edit setup.ini.  Just use the -P option and name the
packages you want to install in a comma separated list.  The packages
you list, those packages' dependencies, and all of the base packages
will be installed.

It gets even better once you look through the other command line options
listed with --help because you can automate installation selections to
the point that the users don't have to do anything more than run your
batch file.  They won't have to interact with any of setup.exe directly.
 The only thing they will see is the window showing the package
installation progress which they can cancel if they choose.


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