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RE: offline cygwin install question
- From: "Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]" <BBuchbinder at niaid dot nih dot gov>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:07:09 +0000
- Subject: RE: offline cygwin install question
- References: <51CB4C14 dot 4030909 at molconn dot com> <20130627113529 dot 3760 at binki>
> I have a win7 64-bit machine that is not online and I want to update
> the cygwin install. What is the best method for doing this? Can I just
> copy the current cygwin install off of my XP 32-bit machine and drop
> it into the 64-bit win7 rig, or will that create a problem?
Do the experiment.
I copy 32 bit cygwin between my desktop and laptop (Windows 7, 64
bit) (using a network drive as an intermediary) and it work fine for
me. I use xcopy followed by a Windows mirroring utility (mirror -
<http://home.cs.tum.edu/~jain/>) in a cmd batch file. For a first
install xcopy alone or a copy using Windows Explorer should work
This all assumes that that both installation are at equivalent
locations, e.g., C:\cygwin. When I, on occasional, run it from
H:\cygwin, it runs but seems to have problems finding customizations.
I've never tried tracking it down but mounts set in fstab to C: are a
possible problem, as are lack of environmental variables set in
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