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Re: Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation
- From: Keith Christian <keith1christian at gmail dot com>
- To: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:05:32 -0600
- Subject: Re: Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation
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On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Jon Turney <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
>>> GNOME categories.
>>> 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.
I usually install everything using the GUI, hence, GNOME and KDE have
a reason to be there.
Is there a command line option to install everything EXCEPT certain categories?
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