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Re: [patch] a new setup.exe parameter to specify packages

Thrall, Bryan wrote:
Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote on Saturday, August 02, 2008 3:24 PM:


I wrote a patch for setup.exe so that it can take a list of packages
to be installed via the -P option, like this:

setup.exe -P openssh,cvs,subversion

This would bring in the 3 modules and all their dependencies (of the
curr version.) The main use case for this is to perform unattended
installation from CLI.

I tried to make the coding style match with that of, even
though the coding style of setup.exe as a whole seems to be different
from This is the first time I write a patch for Cygwin, so
my apologies if I'm missing some requirements.

It seems this would be a popular feature, with several patches submitted (including one from me):

Ah, OK, I didn't realized that I was duplicating an effort. As long as any one of them gets integrated, I'm happy.

But it never makes it into the source. It's a little frustrating.

(BTW, thanks for the patch, Kohsuke! Your effort is appreciated)

Kohsuke Kawaguchi

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