Is there a way to clone-install Cygwin?

Brian Inglis
Fri Jan 31 20:25:00 GMT 2020

On 2020-01-31 12:21, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ulli Horlacher writes:
>>> To a new naked Windows box, if you can "mount" it over the network
>> No, I cannot do that. My destination Windows hosts are behind firewalls.
>> They cannot mount anything. I have to transfer a container file.
> Try a vhdx maybe?
Works only on some editions, flavours, features.

Format a USB drive as NTFS, copy the Cygwin directory tree verbatim onto that,
then copy the Cygwin directory tree verbatim onto the destination system.
You should use a common (admin?) owner, and a common (guest?) user if you want
to preset a home dir.

You could set everything up in a single tree including packages and setup so
that you could do reinstalls if required.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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