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Re: Replicate packages from 32-bit machine on 64-bit machine
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:01:15 -0400
- Subject: Re: Replicate packages from 32-bit machine on 64-bit machine
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On 08/22/2014 02:17 PM, Paul.Domaskis wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin <reply-to-list-only-lh <at> cygwin.com> writes:
On 08/18/2014 10:30 AM, Paul wrote:
Andrey Repin <anrdaemon <at> yandex.ru> 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
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