EXTERNAL SENDER: offline installation of cygwin is impossible

Dale Lobb Dale.Lobb@bryanhealth.org
Mon Sep 26 15:57:41 GMT 2022


Lol, I copied some of the commands below from a cygwin terminal window from a shell script.  It looked fine before I sent it, but apparently the lack of CR-LF combos did a number on outlook.  Here it is again with the correct line CRLF line endings:

1. Create a Cygwin install directory and cd into it.  Download the latest Cygwin installer to this directory:

# mkdir Cygwin
# cd Cygwin
# wget --no-check-certificate https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

2. Create an exclusions file.  This file should exclude any file types and whatever else you do not want in the new local repository. The following excludes source code and debug symbols:

# echo *-src.tar.*>  rsync_copy.exclusions
# echo *-debuginfo*>> rsync_copy.exclusions

3. Create a local repository mirror directory with syntax that matches one of the methods used for accessing an internet based Cygwin repository.  This should be under your Cygwin install directory.  Cd into the new directory. E.g.:

# mkdir ftp%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin%2f
# cd ftp%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin%2f

4. Use the rsync protocol (Actual rsync, not ssh) to download the data to your new local repository:

# rsync -av --progress rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/unsupported ./
# rsync -av --delete --exclude-from=../rsync_copy.exclusions --progress rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/noarch  ./
# rsync -av --delete --exclude-from=../rsync_copy.exclusions --progress rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/x86_64  ./

5. Copy the entire Cygwin tree you just created to a CD ISO or flash drive.  You now have a portable Cygwin installation.

Best Regards,

Dale Lobb



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>   This works for me to make a local installation repository:
>
>   All of the following assumes you have a working cygwin install on a
> machine that has internet access.
>
> 1. Create a Cygwin install directory and cd into it.  Download the latest
> Cygwin installer to this directory:
>
> # mkdir Cygwin
> # cd Cygwin
> # wget --no-check-certificate https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

>
> 2. Create an exclusions file.  This file should exclude any file types and
> whatever else you do not want in the new local repository. The following
> excludes source code and debug symbols:
>
> # echo *-src.tar.*>  rsync_copy.exclusions # echo *-debuginfo*>>
> rsync_copy.exclusions
>
> 3. Create a local repository mirror directory with syntax that matches one
> of the methods used for accessing an internet based Cygwin repository.
> This should be under your Cygwin install directory.  Cd into the new
> directory. E.g.:
>
> # mkdir ftp%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin%2f
> # cd ftp%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin%2f
>
> 4. Use the rsync protocol (Actual rsync, not ssh) to download the data to
> your new local repository:
>
> # rsync -av --progress
> rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/unsupported ./ # rsync -av --
> delete --exclude-from=../rsync_copy.exclusions --progress
> rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/noarch  ./ # rsync -av --
> delete --exclude-from=../rsync_copy.exclusions --progress
> rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/x86_64  ./
>
> 5. Copy the entire Cygwin tree you just created to a CD ISO or flash drive.
> You now have a portable Cygwin installation.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Dale Lobb
>
>
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> > But despite I "download without installing" ALL packages from a normal
> > machine (I got almost 20G) despite I transfert that to the non
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> > install it is just
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