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Don't like "setup" for ocassional updates
- From: Paul McFerrin <pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:45:16 -0400
- Subject: Don't like "setup" for ocassional updates
- Reply-to: pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com
I've been using Cygwin for many years (~7-8yrs) and I like it very
much. Can't do without it.
I'm running a "Sacred" version B20. No one touches it! I have total
control. As a result, I normally do NOT like upgrades. They always
cause me more work to fix problems created by others, determine what has
change, and fix problems caused by "setup". I fact I recently blew away
two working copies of B20 because of setup. I need to know some full
pathnames to retreive distributions without going thru setup. Yes,
setup on a "Sacred", running system is "evil". No more.
Under my "release" directory, there are several packages sub-directories
whci contains files that failed to get installed. Is there a easy way
to "safely" complete the install of these packages. I manually
installed the man_conf file so at least it knew how to treat all of my
.bz2 manual pages. I know there are still missing man pages that need
to be installed.
1. Need pathnames to distribution files to avoid "setup".
2. Easy waay to complete installation of missing components:
X11/ cygutils/ groff/ mingw-runtime/ ssmtp/
_obsolete/ cygwin/ gzip/ mktemp/ tar/
_update-info-dir/ cygwin-doc/ jbigkit/ mutt/ tcltk/
alternatives/ db/ jpeg/ nano/ tcsh/
ash/ editrights/ less/ ncurses/ termcap/
base-files/ expat/ libXpm-noX/ opengl/ terminfo/
base-passwd/ expect/ libgcrypt/ openssl/ texinfo/
bash/ file/ libgpg-error/ patch/ tiff/
bc/ findutils/ libiconv/ pcre/ unzip/
binutils/ fontconfig/ libpng/ perl/ vim/
brltty/ freeglut/ libssh2/ popt/ w32api/
bzip2/ gawk/ libusb-win32/ python/ which/
compface/ gcc/ libxml2/ readline/ xpm-nox/
coreutils/ gcc-mingw/ libxslt/ rebase/ zip/
cpio/ gdb/ login/ run/ zlib/
cron/ gdbm/ lynx/ rxvt/
crypt/ gettext/ m4/ sed/
curl/ grep/ man/ sharutils/
Sounds like a lot!
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