How to install customised version of cygwin

Robert Collins
Mon Apr 22 00:38:00 GMT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hugo [] 
> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 4:32 PM
> Hi Robert
> Thanks for your reply. However, I do not want to compile from 
> source - there is no need for that. All I would like to do is 
> include XFree86, Tk800.23.1 and Tk:Filedialog in my cygwin 
> distribution, plus a few perl utilities I wrote myself. 

Sure. You wanted to know what setup.exe does. The most accurate list is
the source code itself.
> At present this involves several steps: 
> 1. Using setup.exe to install cygwin;
> 2. Downloading XFree86, unzipping extract.exe and running the 
> script; 

This can be done via setup.exe as well.

> 3. Downloading Tk800.23.1, then running 
> perl Makefile.PL, make, make test and make install; 

Make a package, you could even contribute it back to cygwin. See Also see the cygwin-apps archives.

> 4. Copying over the perl utilities I have from my source 
> location to /usr/local/bin.
> I would like to reduce the above steps to a single-step 
> installation.

Which can be done via a extra setup.ini and a local webserver.

... This 
> is really what I am after.

And you have been answered. The details are also in this lists archives.


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