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Re: Installation without network connection

On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 10:51:54AM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 11:43:02AM -0600, Greg Youngdahl wrote:
> >       So, can this still be accomplished?  Is there some web page or other
> > document that explains how it should be done?  If not - can someone help
> > me, and perhaps I can put together such a document?  Perhaps it is
> > trivially easy, and I'm making a mountain out of a molehill?  Maybe if I
> > could just find a mirror site and download a few things I'd be good to
> > go?  If so, what would be a minimum set of files to download (setup.exe,
> > the cygwin.dll and enough packages to be able to  have bash run 'find
> > <something> | cpio -pd...').
> Untried, but should work:
> Run setup.exe in "Download without Installing" mode, on a system with
> no cygwin (workarounds exist if not possible), toggle the "View" to
> Full, and select findutils and cpio packages (if they aren't by default).
> (You may need to resize the window to see the package-name column.)
> Then "Next" through to the end.  Burn your "Local Package Directory"
> and everything under it to a CD, along with a copy of setup.exe, and
> run it on your target machine.

... in "Install from local directory" mode, again selecting findutils
and cpio if they aren't by default.

> >       Secondly, the system of interest (my WinXP box) already has cygwin
> > installed (it has been there a while, and I no longer recall how I got
> > it there), but it is a 1.3 version of the cygwin.dll, and it doesn't
> > have cpio (it seems to have pretty much everything else I'd need), so
> > can I just upgrade that, or should I uninstall it and start again from
> > scratch?  Perhaps all I really need to do is grab a cpio package and
> > install that.  But...
> The current cpio is extremely likely to have been built with 1.5.x and
> not be usable on 1.3.x.
> > 	The perplexing thing about this is that there is a setup.exe 
> > 	(somewhere under C:\Windows\system32) that pops up a little window to tell 
> > me I should use the control panel to do upgrades when I run it from bash 
> > (typing setup.exe to a bash prompt).  However there is nothing I can see 
> > in the start->control panel for cygwin, nor anything under add-remove 
> > programs associated with cygwin.  So, I'm not really even sure if that 
> > setup.exe is the one associated with cygwin.  Perhaps the method I used 
> > to install it way back when (potentially 3-4 years ago) did not involve 
> > the new modern techniques?
> Cygwin's setup.exe isn't automatically installed anywhere.  You can
> run it directly by pointing your browser to
> If you want it saved somewhere, you need to do that manually.
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