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Seeking a suggestion for unattended mass install procedure

Hello All,

I am trying to help my site's Systems team to straighten up CYGWIN
installation process, which they will need to perform to build new
PCs, and I have volunteered to ask on their behalf here..

As far as they can tell, there is no such an installation option that
tells to install "everything from the download directory".  What they
do is that they run setup.exe to manually check everything from the available
packages that they want to have installed on a PC, then they follow the option
to download any left-over package dependencies, from which step setup.exe takes
control and downloads / installs the selections.

Now, they want to replay the setup unattended with using only those downloaded
packages again, on any other new PC, without going through the selection process
again, so basically to install everything that setup.exe has already
_downloaded_ to a certain directory when run manually (where all the
dependencies have already been satisfied, so the set is self-sufficient).

How / Whether can they do such an install?


Anton Lavrentiev
Contractor NIH/NLM/NCBI

P.S. There is an option for setup.exe to list all wanted packages,
but the actual list appears to be very long, so they want to avoid
using it, if possible.

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