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Re: Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation
- From: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: Keith Christian <keith1christian at gmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:41:45 +0000
- Subject: Re: Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation
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On 01/11/2016 13:04, Keith Christian wrote:
On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Keith Christian wrote:
While I use a few X11 packages, I find that I don't need the KDE or
Are the command line switches to remove KDE and GNOME the following?
setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE
Sadly, it seems that the repeated option is not handled correctly by
setup at the moment, so you will need to use the syntax
setup-x86.exe -c GNOME,KDE
Is there a setup-x86.exe switch to avoid downloading and installing
GNOME and KDE categories so that a separate remove command is not
I'd rather put this (e.g. setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE) in a batch
file to avoid clicking around in the Cygwin Setup GUI to avoid
installing or re-installing GNOME and KDE categories.
It's a bit unclear why you would need to do this more than once. If
these packages keep getting reinstalled because of dependencies, then
perhaps you really do need them.
Thanks in advance.
Any feedback on this question? Would rather not destroy the Cygwin
install on my work computer if there is a problem with my SWAG at
removing GNOME and KDE categories.
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