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Re: Replicate packages from 32-bit machine on 64-bit machine

On 08/22/2014 02:17 PM, Paul.Domaskis wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin <reply-to-list-only-lh <at>> writes:
On 08/18/2014 10:30 AM, Paul wrote:
Andrey Repin <anrdaemon <at>> writes:
When I wanted to replicate my cygwin installation from a 32-bit
machine to another 32-bit machine, it was straightforward.  I would
simply reinstall all installed packages, but have the downloaded
packages got to a folder which I then burn to CD.

However, my next machine is a 64-bit machine.  So I have to use the
64-bit setup.  Is there an almost-as-painless way to replicate the
64-bit version of the packages that I have installed on my 32-bit

You contradicting yourself. 64-bit packages are entirely different
files than 32-bit packages.
Yes, I understand.  I was referring to the 64-bit versions of my
32-bit packages.  It took quite some period of discovery to determine
my operational needs and the packages required. I'm hoping to avoid
that re-experiencing that.

You shouldn't have allot of trouble matching the 64-bit version of any
package with the 32-bit version.  Assuming there is a 64-bit version of
the package you want, package names are typically very similar between
the two architectures.

Understood, Larry.  It's just that there are so many packages, and I
don't want to manually find all the matching packages.  Before, if I
wanted to replicate a cygwin install on another machine, I just
reinstalled all my packages, but saved the packages to a folder that I
could write to disc.  I can't do that if I want to replicate my
packages as 62-bit versions.

Well, right.  There's no way to automatically map all 32-bit packages
to their 64-bit counterparts, particularly because there isn't always a
64-bit package to map to.  What I was suggesting was a method you could
use to make a first pass at the 64-bit packages that you want to download.
It won't be perfect but it would be a quicker alternative to doing this
all manually.  But if 64-bit packages are what you're looking for, you
definitely have to go through some process for this once.  After that,
you can employ the same technique to replicate your 64-bit installation



A: Yes.
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