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Enhanced mkcygwget Script
- From: Greg Morgan <drkludge at cox dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2004 05:38:07 -0700
- Subject: Enhanced mkcygwget Script
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Cygwin has been a very useful tool to me. However, I have always had
problems with the setup install from the Internet. It may have been due
to the network connections, load on the mirror sites or what have you.
I didn't realize jut how big Cygwin was until I had a complete set of
files to install from. I saw a note in the documentation about Randall
R Schulz's mkcygwget. I took the script and added most all the features
people were looking for. The heavily commented script puffed up to 615
lines of code from the original 50+ lines. I am not sure if any of the
original code survived. I finished enhancing the script around July
2003. I have been testing it in several environments: Red Hat Linux, MS
Windows ME, and MS Windows 2000. The script seems to work reasonable
well. My resulting setup at work allows me to XDMCP to a Solaris host
on a daily basis.
I also have created a version for people who do not have either a Linux
environment or an existing Cygwin environment. mkcygwgetboot supplies
both the mkcygwget shell script along with the necessary Cygwin *.exe
and *.dll files to boot a full local mirror from one of the Cygwin web
mirrors. All the individual Cygwin packages are downloaded from the
web. Then the normal Cygwin setup.exe program would be used to install
Cygwin from the local mirror.
Thanks for all the people who have contributed to Cygwin. I hope this
script is helpful to others. It has certainly illuminated me to just
how powerful the Cygwin environment is.
mkcygwget boot Release Notes
mkcygwget boot tar.gz format
mkcygwget boot zip format
CVS location of the original script and the enhancements
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