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Re: How to backup Cygwin packages list?
- From: "Mirko Vukovic" <mirko dot vukovic at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 06:28:36 -0400
- Subject: Re: How to backup Cygwin packages list?
- References: <482338B5.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Fergus <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I'd like to backup the packages list of my current Cygwin installation,
>>> 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 other
>>> 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 their
>> Setting the version to zero will force setup to download and install the
> 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 ->
Oh, bummer. I used that to sync distros among machines. I will have
to be more cleaver now.
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