tar cygwin64/ from old to new computer?

cyg Simple cygsimple@gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 15:34:00 GMT 2018


On 11/27/2018 10:12 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Gilbert St. Firmin!
> 
>> On: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:08:35 +0100,
>> Hans-Bernhard Bröker <HBBroeker at t-online dot de> wrote:
>> You're overlooking a chicken-and-egg problem there: your new computer has
>> no 'tar' to unpack that file.
> 
>> Could the native Windows version of 7-zip be used on both old and new
>> computers?  Also, perhaps the Windows Image Format (WIM) could be used
>> instead, presuming UUIDs would not be an issue if both computers shared
>> identical machine names and accounts.
> 
>> Just curious.
> 
> Don't be, just install Cygwin the recommended way.
> The task of system administrator is to solve problems, not to create them.
> And trying to circumvent regular installation process is sure asking for
> trouble one way or another.
> 

In other words, try it, if it works for you great, if it doesn't don't 
come here with your problems until you've attempted the described process.

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