Installing beta (1.7) version parallel to current one

Corinna Vinschen
Mon May 4 08:48:00 GMT 2009

On Apr 29 14:16, Igor Mikushkin wrote:
> Hello all!
> I'm trying to install beta cygwin version parallel to the current one.
> I chose the different directory to install in and different one to
> store downloaded packages.
> Installer shows me that I have several installed packages even at first run.

Did you switch the directory name right at the start or did you
switch to the next dialog and then back to the one asking for the
installation dir?  This must not happen.  As soon as you pressed the
"Next" button, you lost.  In that case you have to exit setup-1.7
and restart it.

Alternatively create a registry REG_SZ value
"HKLM/SOFTWARE/Cygwin/setup/rootdir" and set it to the Win32 path of the
new directory you want to install Cygwin 1.7 in, before starting


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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