Setup.exe: all files in one common directory? (not per-server)

Sat Dec 6 11:43:00 GMT 2008

2008/12/6 sowiso <>:
> F:\CygwinInstall\release. That would be the sh*t.. And *all* packages
> going in there. And one setup.ini. That's the best solution IMHO.

Use NTFS junctions. Once you see you have to use a different server,
quit setup, go to the newly created Release dir, clear it (or, if it
wasn't created, create it anew), use linkd (MS WRK) or junction
(Wininternals, now MS) to link it to F:\CygwinInstall\Release, and
you're done. This will merge every Release dir, with all possible
further consequencies you can't predict. But you'll have your _single_
release directory.
I'm not gonna tell you how to have a single setup.ini, though (I'm not
even sure whether it'd work). That wouldn't really be a good idea, for
the reasons others have exposed here.


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