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Re: Pre-select packages for downloading by others
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jaap Taal <jaap dot taal at student dot hvu dot nl>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 13:45:03 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Pre-select packages for downloading by others
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, Jaap Taal wrote:
> I want to pre-select some packages needed so that other students can download
> and install cygwin without wondering which packages they need to download. I
> can't download all packages for them because I can't email it to them.
> Eventually I want to add this to a Knoppix CD (on the disc there's not much
> room left). This CD allows people to have a good development system.
> We noticed most people throw away this cd because they think linux is some
> sort of curse :(
> How can I pre-select packages and write the settings to a file allowing others
> to install cygwin without selecting packages from a README list?
The easiest way to achieve this is to create an empty package with a
setup.hint that puts it in the "Base" category and makes it depend on all
the packages you want installed by default. Then provide the package on
any server; construct a setup.ini (with that one package); tell your
students to add that server to their mirror list and select that package,
and voila -- they will get all the dependencies of that package selected
for install automatically, which is what you want, I believe.
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