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Re: How to backup Cygwin packages list?
- From: Fergus <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- To: Cygwin ML <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Fergus <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 18:30:29 +0100
- Subject: Re: How to backup Cygwin packages list?
>> I'd like to backup the packages list of my current Cygwin
>> the config files which list which packages Cygwin got installed.
>> So that I could take this configuration file(s) to another PC with fresh
>> Cygwin installation and get the same Cygwin programs I use on the
>> Or for re-installment, for example when the Cygwin folder has been lost.
>> Which files would I have to backup to achieve that?
> /etc/setup/installed.db contains the list of installed packages and
> Setting the version to zero will force setup to download and install
I wish! This ruse worked with setup.exe v.2.510.2.2 but it does not work
with the current setup.exe v.2.573.2.2.
(See also http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-10/msg00051.html.) It is a
real pity that this useful functionality
(particularly the earlier reported one) has been lost with 2.510.2.2 ->
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