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Re: Embedded packaging of cygwin without installation
On Apr 11 22:31, Charles Wilson wrote:
> [Good ol' licensing fine print removed]
>> For me it would be okay, if I could detect if there is a installed cygwin
>> with my needed utils (bash, grep, sed, awk, read...)
>> For now my only idea was to package it with my distribution.
>> So here my new suggestion:
>> 1. is cygwin installed?
>> 1.1. yes, setup the environment-variables to use the installed one
>> 1.1.1 are the needed tools installed?
>> 1.1.2 no, run cygwin-setup and preselect the additionally needed tools
>> 1.2. no, run cygwin-setup with the preselected needed tools
>> Is this possible to realize?
> That sounds almost ideal (to me, but I'm no authority).
Authoritative ACK, including the "almost".
> (1) (a) Just create a setup.exe-compatible package for your tool
> (b) create a cygwin "release" directory on a website of your control
> (c) populate it with all the cygwin packages (including -src) you want
> to include in your mini-distro PLUS all of the dependencies for those
> (d) create a setup.exe-compatible setup.ini script that describes the
> packages available on your site (use 'genini')
> (e) tell people to use setup.exe, with "custom mirror" set to your
> site, and 'install all'. (FWIW, this is what I did for an internal
> customized cygwin distro for my employer) If they already have cygwin,
> and/or newer versions of some of your copied packages, they get to keep
> their newer versions, and just pull in your special package, and any other
> requirements they don't already have.
> (f) alternatively, if setup.exe has cmdline args to set a specific
> mirror choice (I don't know), give your user a batch file that
> automatically runs setup.exe with --some-option your-mirror.
That's the second best way, really. The best way is to become a Cygwin
package maintainer for your special packages and put them into the distro.
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