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Re: Using Local Folder


You are genius! (And so is who ever wrote setup to select "Install" for 
"All" on the Category page)

I did not realize that on the Category page you could click on each 
category or All to apply the same action to all the sub elements. 
Clicking to set All to Install (so that all the packages are marked 
install) works like a charm without needing to edit any setup.ini or 
installed.db files! Of course I've only given it a quick test run, but 
this looks very promising.

Thanks much - you are all fabulous!

On 1/12/2011 4:07 PM, Reini Urban wrote:
> 2011/1/12 Larry Hall (Cygwin):
>> On 1/12/2011 3:14 PM, Trollope, David wrote:
>>> I've been toying with setting up a central repository of the cygwin
>>> packages we need in our environment so that folks don't have to pound
>>> the internet and directly download from all the time.
>>> I've done this by downloading the packages using setup.exe and then on
>>> secondary machines using the package directory for install using the
>>> local folder installation option.
>>> What I've noticed is this works great for the first install, but if the
>>> master downloads new packages, the secondary machines don't
>>> automatically install them - they show up in setup marked "Skip".
>>> Naturally this is great when installing from a network mirror where you
>>> don't want to default to installing everything - but our mini-mirror has
>>> just what we need.
>>> Is there a way to change the default handling of setup.exe to install
>>> every package it finds when using a local folder install?
> Avoiding the initial skip, pre-select your private selection?
> My untested idea would be to provide a pre-filled /etc/setup/installed.db
> with the needed packages already there, with a release version one below,
> like -0
> Or add a new group to your packages in the ini and select the group.
> (click on right of the name Default =>  Install)

                       Dave Trollope
                    (630) 836-2990x309

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