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Re: wise way to install cygwin packages
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Ralph Hempel <email@example.com> wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> It's on my todo list to get rid of the GUI pop-up from setup.exe when
>> -P is used. ?I know that won't make it like rpm/yum/apt/dpkg/emerge.
> Not to put too fine a point on it but ... if I ever want to uninstall
> a package (rarely) here's what I do:
> 1. Rename my current Cyginw (1.7) directory to something else
> 2. Use the commandline -P option to install that packages I
> ? actually want. Not too hard since I just have to modify a
> ? constantly changing list of those packages.
> 3. Copy my config and user files from the old install to the
> ? new install
> Basically, install everything _but_ what I want to install.
so, to uninstall 1 package, what you did is actually download the
other 99 packages?
> While this approach may not be ideal, it works. Yes, it's
> onerous to have to copy the config and user files over, but that
> foces me to think long and hard about where I put config and
> user files to make that job easier...and I don't have to use
> the GUI :-)
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