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Custom cygwin install mirror
- From: Bill Geddes <wgeddes at wgeddes dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 04:32:00 -0700
- Subject: Custom cygwin install mirror
- Reply-to: wgeddes at wgeddes dot com
I have been trying to build a customized cygwin install solution. The
goal is/was to put just the necessary packages on a CD and use that as
the 'Install from local directory' source. In this way I could choose
to install everything in one step, and get all the packages I
want/need. To do this, I have built a custom mirror of the cygwin tree
- using wget from a linux workstation. I removed packages that are
unnecessary, and edited the setup.ini file to match what is there. I
burned a CD of this, tried it on a fresh Win2k install, but no luck -
setup finds a way to generate an error but not enough information to
understand what happened. So, I also tried installing from the network
from my custom mirror instead of the CD. Results are likewise bad.
Obviously I have not done this correctly. I have tried installing from
my system's full(no packages deleted, and setup.ini unedited) mirror
with no luck. I have checked and was unable to find any details that
would lead me to believe that building a cygwin mirror is anything but
Is building a mirror anything other than downloading packages and
setting up apache to know the location?
Is it possible to create a custom install mirror? If so, has anyone
done this and how? Is the CDROM file tree possible and how?
Bill Geddes <wgeddes at wgeddes dot com>
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