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Using Local Folder

Hi Folks,

I've been toying with setting up a central repository of the cygwin 
packages we need in our environment so that folks don't have to pound 
the internet and directly download from all the time.

I've done this by downloading the packages using setup.exe and then on 
secondary machines using the package directory for install using the 
local folder installation option.

What I've noticed is this works great for the first install, but if the 
master downloads new packages, the secondary machines don't 
automatically install them - they show up in setup marked "Skip". 
Naturally this is great when installing from a network mirror where you 
don't want to default to installing everything - but our mini-mirror has 
just what we need.

Is there a way to change the default handling of setup.exe to install 
every package it finds when using a local folder install?

So far I've only tested this with a drive mounted by me - I'm wondering 
if this approach will work for other users too (where the local package 
folder is not owned by them - something I plan to test).

I'd appreciate if anyone can provide some insights in to solving the 
behaviour I'm seeing or suggesting a better way.

I searched around online, and didn't find a great guide on how to do 
this type of thing.


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