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Re: How is cygwin's minimal setup-data retained in Win32? (Still have an installation problem.)

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Mills, John M. wrote:

> [snip]
> I want to make a "clean" cygwin installation (using 'setup.exe') on a
> Win2K box and find some information from earlier installation attempts
> seems to be retained.
> [snip]
>  2) Started my new 'setup.exe' and found it already held some defaults
> from a previous attempt, specifically:
>   (a) the fact I wanted to 'Download' rather than 'Install', and
>   (b) the identity of the mirror server I had used.

The above are retained in /etc/setup/last-* (namely, last-action and

> I suppose there may be more retained information I don't know about.

There are also last-cache, which stores the cache directory, and
last-connection, which stores (some) connection settings.
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