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Re: Is there a way to clone-install Cygwin?


Sorry, this reply was meant to go the list but I was using a different mail client and it replied directly.
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Cygwin is totally portable! You can simply copy the installation folder to another PC, copy the shortcut (edit target if needed) and it will work. I've done this numerous times for this exact reason.

You may also want to copy the package directory and setup log if you want to update the installation on the clone. 

Cheers
  - Brent 





On January 20, 2020 18:59:09 "Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via cygwin" <cygwin@cygwin.com> wrote:

Hi List,

I have a question, is there a way to clone-install Cygwin?

Like I have installed whatever packages I selected on some PC, then maintained that installation for a while, doing upgrades etc. Now I need to install the exact same set on another PC. Can I pull up a list and use it in a sort of a batch install with setup.exe? I want to avoid to dumb-copy the entire C:\cygwin tree from one PC to another, rather use a semi-automatic install procedure from scratch, if possible, using the list of packages that I need.

Thanks for all the insights you can provide.

Cheers,
Anton


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