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Re: [?] Install
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: John Smith <spam_act1 at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 22:48:34 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [?] Install
- References: <loom.20040718T024851firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, John Smith wrote:
> I am a first time user of cygwin. I recently downloaded the packages
> which I would like to install to my HD but now I am confused as to how
> to install the files on my system.
> So could some one give me some direction on how to accomplish this. I
> have oppted not to use the automatic install which is allowed with the
> setup.exe becuase I am planing on slipstreaming cygwin once I have
> figuredout how to install the packages which I have selected.
The cygwin setup.exe tool supports separate download and installation.
You can either use setup.exe itself to first download packages and then
install from a local repository, or, if you know what you are doing, use
one of the alternative download mechanisms, the best known of which are
probably the clean_setup.pl script and local mirroring using rsync. The
clean_setup.pl script can be found on Google, and the local mirroring is
documented in <http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/package-server.html>.
It is highly recommended that you only use Cygwin's setup.exe to install
Cygwin packages, unless you *really* know what you're doing. If setup.exe
is not used for your installation, you can expect little support on this
Hope this clarifies matters,
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