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Re: Minimum Install for Executable Distrubution
On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 04:11:36AM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Max Bowsher (03-02-25 20:13 +0100)
>> Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>>I checked it myself and I was wrong: the default install is exactly the
>>>base install (plus dependencies) and this is exactly the minimum
>>For certain definitions of minimum.
>Well, yes. I believe the Cygwin people had strong reasons to put
>something in the base (default) install, so "If you uncheck something
>from the base packages, something certainly will fail".
Haven't I already weighed in on this in this thread?
Let me say it again: You don't need to install everything in the base.
>But I'm curious (and this question is often asked). Do you think
>something from the base install could be omitted /and/ having a
>working Cygwin install?
OF COURSE you don't have to install everything. You just have to
install what you need. A cygwin program just absolutely needs
the DLL everything other than that is optional. Install as much
or as little as you want.
knock, knock, knock. testing... Is this thing on?
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