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RE: setup - duplicating cygwin
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Jim Easton <jim at cs dot ualberta dot ca>
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 11:35:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: setup - duplicating cygwin
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On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Jim Easton wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Tue, 16 May 2006 I wrote:
> > > Would someone please tell me what file(s) I would have to take with
> > > me (eg. on a disk) to someone else's machine, both running windows XP,
> > > whereby I could get setup to download the same cygwin components that
> > > are on my machine?
> > Wed, 17 May 2006 I wrote:
> > > I should clarify. I have no problem with loading new versions of
> > > things, what I was after was a way of priming setup with the list of
> > > names at the "Select packages" step.
> > Wed, 17 May Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > > Jim, in that case you're looking for /etc/setup/installed.db with all
> > > version numbers replaced by "0.0-0". Just place it into
> > > c:\cygwin\etc\setup on the target machine, and run setup normally,
> > > clicking "Next" all the way through.
> > I said I would report how it worked out so here goes.
> > Maybe I did it wrong: :-(
> > 1) using windows read "installed.db" into "my documents"
> > 2) the version numbers were already set to zero.
> Whup. Stop right here. When you say "the version numbers were already
> set to zero", you don't mean those extra zeroes at the end of each line,
> do you? Because if you do, that field has nothing to do with version
> numbers. Setup extracts the version number from the name of the tarball
> in the first field (notice, I said "replace them by '0.0-0'", not "replace
> them by '0'"). If you actually edit the filenames in the first field of
> installed.db and repeat what you've tried, it should work.
> > 3) using windows I removed /c/cygwin and /c/cygwin.disk
> > 4) using windows created /c/cygwin/etc/setup/installed.db
> > 5) ran setup (the latest one)
> > It installed only 54 Mb whereas the original was 362 Mb. (based 1024)
> > Clearly something went wrong.
> Yes -- it was confused about what it had already installed.
> > What's the secret to getting the clipboard working between windoze
> > and cygwin. I am using the -clipboard option in xinit, viz.
> > xinit -- /usr/X11R6/bin/X -clipboard +kb -ar1 200 -ar2 10 &
> This is a question better asked in a separate thread on the cygwin-xfree
> list (but only if you mean "Cygwin/X" when you say "cygwin" above).
> P.S. For learning what setup does, the source is your best guide.
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