setup - duplicating cygwin
Mon Jun 19 14:26:00 GMT 2006
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Jim Easton wrote:
> Hi Igor
> > > 1) using windows read "installed.db" into "my documents"
> > > 2) the version numbers were already set to zero.
> > Whup. Stop right here. When you say "the version numbers were already
> > set to zero", you don't mean those extra zeroes at the end of each line,
> > do you? Because if you do, that field has nothing to do with version
> > numbers. Setup extracts the version number from the name of the tarball
> > in the first field (notice, I said "replace them by '0.0-0'", not "replace
> > them by '0'"). If you actually edit the filenames in the first field of
> > installed.db and repeat what you've tried, it should work.
> Gaaah!! Gee it's bright in here - now. I feel pretty stupid.
> My excuse is I'm getting old and my brain is turning to mush. :-)
> Thank you.
> Tell me; In case things go wrong, to recover my present configuration
> is it sufficient to simply restore /cygdrive/c/cygwin and
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin.disk or is there something more subtle going on.
If you didn't change the mounts, it should be sufficient to restore
c:\cygwin. I don't know what c:\cygwin.disk is -- probably something
specific to your system that you've created. If you did change the
mounts, the FAQ mentions a way of saving/restoring them by writing the
output of the "mount -m" command to a batch file and then running it.
> For example:
> If I cd into cygwin that has been made by setup I get:
> $ cd /cygdrive/c/cygwin
> $ ls
> Thumbs.db cygdrive cygwin.ico home proc tmp var
> bin cygwin.bat etc lib sbin usr
> Whereas the tarred/untarred version of cygwin is:
> $ cd /cygdrive/h/cygwin
> $ ls
> Thumbs.db bin cygwin.bat cygwin.ico etc home lib sbin tmp usr var
> cygdrive and proc are missing. I take it there is no proc or
> cygdrive directories.
They are virtual directories, as is /dev (but /dev doesn't show up in the
root directory listing yet).
> I also found I have to use tar for this, if you try to use windows it
> messes up pointers and, for all I know, other things.
You can also simply rename the directory (which will effectively hide it
from Cygwin), and then rename it back.
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