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Re: setup.exe: something besides C++?
Pavel Tsekov wrote:
On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Joe Buehler wrote:True, It would hardly make sense to have to install Cygwin & perl/tk
just to install Cygwin! (lol)
but have any of the setup.exeBut then, it would become _huge_. You'd have to download a bunch of other software just to install Cygwin.
developers thought about changing setup.exe so that it is written
in something a little easier to work on, like perl/tk?
But then with all the recent requests for new Cygwin setup.exe features
I do think there might be a use for something like the CPAN.pm package
that would allow these people to script their own automatic updates or
to add new custom features as required for their specific needs. No
setup.exe is going to satisfy everybody, so perhaps a CYGWIN.pm ??
%> perl –MCYGWIN –e ‘install XFree86’
It wouldn't replace setup.exe since the initial install would still have
to be done but it might be a good idea to have something that could
check if there are updates to designated packages that are deemed
important to the specific Cygwin user, and notify or even just perform
the updates like the "Windows Update" service. One administrator might
grab the latest packages and store them on a corporate server and all
the workstations via crontab could then install from their central file
server thus easing the load on all the Cygwin mirrors.
P.S. - many thanks to the Cygwin maintainers!! ;-)
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