Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation

Keith Christian keith1christian@gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 19:05:00 GMT 2016


On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Jon Turney <jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk> wrote:
> On 01/11/2016 13:04, Keith Christian wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Keith Christian wrote:
>>>
>>> While I use a few X11 packages, I find that I don't need the KDE or
>>> GNOME categories.
>>>
>>> Are the command line switches to remove KDE and GNOME the following?
>>>
>>>   setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE
>
>
> Sadly, it seems that the repeated option is not handled correctly by setup
> at the moment, so you will need to use the syntax
>
> setup-x86.exe -c GNOME,KDE
>
>>> Is there a setup-x86.exe switch to avoid downloading and installing
>>> GNOME and KDE categories so that a separate remove command is not
>>> necessary?
>>>
>>> I'd rather put this (e.g. setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE) in a batch
>>> file to avoid clicking around in the Cygwin Setup GUI to avoid
>>> installing or re-installing GNOME and KDE categories.
>
>
> It's a bit unclear why you would need to do this more than once.  If these
> packages keep getting reinstalled because of dependencies, then perhaps you
> really do need them.
>
>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any feedback on this question?  Would rather not destroy the Cygwin
>> install on my work computer if there is a problem with my SWAG at
>> removing GNOME and KDE categories.
>

Thanks, Jon.

I usually install everything using the GUI, hence, GNOME and KDE have
a reason to be there.

Is there a command line option to install everything EXCEPT certain categories?

Keith

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