Switch to a new PC

Vanda Vodkamilkevich vanda.vodkamilkevich@gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 15:12:28 GMT 2022


On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 13:12  AM  marco.atzeri  wrote:

>> I wouldn't expect most tools to work on special files in /dev. Even tar
>> fails on /proc, it would begin to pack your local registry...
>> Make a basic installation on the new system, then sync the rest.
>> An even cleaner way might be to clone your installation via setup, using
>> /etc/setup/installed.db - maybe someone has a script for that -
>> and then just sync the /home hierarchy.
>
>script I wrote some time ago for re-installation
>
>
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46829532/cygwin-save-package-selections-for-later-reinstall/
>
>
Just for the record:
I just played with the script provided in stackoverflow which generates a
bat file, and it seems that the behaviour of the '-P' switch of setup  has
changed because now it explicitely needs the version of the package (at
least for me it didn't worked without the version number:  " -P
package=version_as_seen_by_cygcheck") . Can someone (probably Jon Turney)
confirm this usage of the '-P' switch (BTW the mandatory '='  is explained
nowhere - Nor in 'setup -h' or the setup web pages - and can be seen only
in  the source code).
By needing the version number the script on stackoverflow will then
generate a "too long" command in the bat file and it will crash; I had to
modify it manually to split the command line in 4 ...
Note on the script: if you forgot to run it before loosing your cygwin
tree, it can still work after a 'Base' installation if you kept the old
installed.db file and replace (temporary) the actual installed.db with this
one :)

Cheers,


Le ven. 4 févr. 2022 à 13:13, marco atzeri <marco.atzeri@gmail.com> a
écrit :

> On Fri, Feb 4, 2022 at 11:52 AM Thomas Wolff  wrote:
>
> > I wouldn't expect most tools to work on special files in /dev. Even tar
> > fails on /proc, it would begin to pack your local registry...
> > Make a basic installation on the new system, then sync the rest.
> > An even cleaner way might be to clone your installation via setup, using
> > /etc/setup/installed.db - maybe someone has a script for that -
> > and then just sync the /home hierarchy.
>
> script I wrote some time ago for re-installation
>
>
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46829532/cygwin-save-package-selections-for-later-reinstall/
>
>
> > Thomas
>  Regards
> Marco
>
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