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Re: Need to uninstall many packages, how?

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Alex Leigh <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Brad De Vries wrote:
>> After several minutes of downloading, verifying, installing,
>> configuring, post-installing, etc. I realized that it installed a lot
>> of X and Gnome related packages. ?Now I want to remove them all
>> because I don't want them. ?However, when I re-run setup.exe and try
>> to click the various packages to uninstall, it changes other packages
>> that I had previously selected to uninstall back to "keep."
>> The only option I see that's available to me is to completely
>> uninstall cygwin and then re-install the packages I do want. ?That
>> does not sound fun and I'm hoping someone has a better idea of how to
>> remove lots of related packages.
> I've also run into this annoyance and I found another workaround you
> could try. First, empty the Cygwin package cache on your local
> computer. Then run Setup.exe, choosing "Install from local directory".
> Then you can click on packages to uninstall them without cycling
> through the "Reinstall" option which is what's causing dependent
> packages to be reset to "Keep".
> Alex

Thanks Alex, and everyone else that made suggestions.  I'll give this
a try tomorrow and report back.

BTW, I second the motion to fix setup.exe.


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