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Re: Diffs for setup.exe unattended mode
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at syncretize dot net>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>,"Harry Johnston" <harry at scms dot waikato dot ac dot nz>
- Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:55:23 +1000
- Subject: Re: Diffs for setup.exe unattended mode
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Harry Johnston" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:49 PM
Subject: Diffs for setup.exe unattended mode
> Attached are diffs to provide a basic unattended mode in setup.exe.
> know if they need to be in a different format, or if I should be using
> (I might need a hint or two though).
It looks good overall. You should be using CVS to generate diffs, so
that you are generating against the latest code. Have a look at the
http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/setup.html page for CVS info
(follow the pointers) and if you need further assistance let me know.
Your patch looks like it was done against CVS though - so I'm not quite
sure of your query about CVS.
> -R directory
> Specifies the root installation directory. (The long option is --root
> long string options don't currently work.)
Huh? In what sense don't they work?
> 3) The big one: there is no way to specify which packages to install.
> can only install the default set. This won't be quite as easy to fix,
> suspect it will need someone familiar with the package management
> system. It will probably also be necessary to extend the command line
> options code to support multi-valued options.
Yah, such a framework is on my TODO. I've implemented it adhoc (gotta
love C++ inheritance) a couple of times now, and have a generic layout
Thanks for doing this, I'll review it properly in the next day or two.