tar cygwin64/ from old to new computer:
Sun Nov 25 20:05:00 GMT 2018
Greetings, L A Walsh!
> On 11/25/2018 9:08 AM, Hans-Bernhard BrÃ¶ker wrote:
>> Am 25.11.2018 um 15:38 schrieb Lester Ingber:
>>> I'd like to simply transfer my cygwin64/ directory from my old Thinkpad
>>> to my new Thinkpad, both running Win 10 x64 Pro. E.g., I would put my
>>> old c:/cygwin64/ onto a flash SSD USB drive e:/ .
>>> cd c:/
>>> tar cfp - cygwin64 > e:/cygwin64.tar &
>>> Then e:/cygwin64.tar would be mounted on my new computer.
>> You're overlooking a chicken-and-egg problem there: your new computer
>> has no 'tar' to unpack that file.
> Hmm...can't tar it, but he could drag&drop from Explorer
> like he was moving the image (but do a copy instead).
It would screw permissions on Cygwin files/directories.
> It should pick up everything, as that's what explorer
> would do.
> One caveat. if you have a /etc/passwd + group...
> you will need to change the entries for local users on the disk cuz
> your computer's "machine id" has changed, and local accounts will
> get a different UID because of that. If you don't use the /etc/passwd
> and group...then it might just work...though there will need to be
> some entry in the registry. Might be easiest to install an empty
> cygwin on new machine (minimal install, only required packages),
> then copy your old cygwin-dir on top of the new one.
> The worst that could happen is you'd have to reinstall the
> normal way. (Obviously you don't destroy old image before new image
> is verified as working).
With best regards,
Sunday, November 25, 2018 22:57:46
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