Problem with setup.exe

Fri Jul 6 12:05:00 GMT 2007

David Kastrup a écrit :
> cuicui <> writes:
>> David Kastrup a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>> I have downloaded and non-installed a number of packages.  Now I 
>>> call setup.exe in a batch file with
>>> setup -n -N -d -A -L -q -R %CYGWIN_HOME%
>>> and this works in that it installs what is cached in the local 
>>> directory, but!!! just the default minimal selection, not what I 
>>> have additionally selected and fetched using setup.exe.
>>> Since this is part of an automated installation procedure, this 
>>> is quite a nuisance.  Is there any way to tell setup.exe what 
>>> else to install when it _is_ already cached?
>> Hi,
>> Just add a "virtual" package in your setup.ini in the "Base" 
>> category that depends on the packages you need.
>> I think there is no way to tell Cygwin to install "every packages 
>> in the local directory" on the command-line mode.
>> Be careful, the setup.ini is erased with a fresh one each time you
>> launch "install from internet".
> Ok, I'll try to see whether I get this done.  Basically, is there a 
> problem with creating a complete fake setup.ini that just lists every
>  package I have downloaded as belonging to category Base, with no 
> dependencies?

Switching the packages you need to the "Base" category should work.

> If it will get overwritten when installing from internet, there would
>  not seem to be much of a problem, right?

Yes, but you'll have to create the "fake" setup.ini from the original
one each time you download packages from internet...

I don't know what's you goal exactly, in my case, i create a fake/light
setup.ini to maintain Cygwin on 250+ windows boxes in my university.


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