best way to re-install and keep cygwin configuration
Fri Jul 13 15:59:00 GMT 2012
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> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 02:14
> Subject: Re: best way to re-install and keep cygwin configuration
> So I will just tar up the cygwin directory and put it back after the new
> I download a new copy of setup.exe and point it at the install directory,
> figure out what packages are already installed?
Yes. The list of packages is in /etc/setup/installed.db, as best I can
tell. Other setup information is in there as well.
> Is there any
> reason to not re-use my current version of setup.exe, minus that setup
> cache? I think it is pretty recent.
It might still be out of date. Who knows. I always use the latest setup
version when upgrading my Cygwin packages; I don't even keep a local copy of
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