Custom cygwin install mirror
Joshua Daniel Franklin
Thu Dec 11 17:28:00 GMT 2003
> > On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Bill Geddes wrote:
> > > I have been trying to build a customized cygwin install solution. The
> > > goal is/was to put just the necessary packages on a CD and use that as
> > > the 'Install from local directory' source. In this way I could choose
> > > to install everything in one step, and get all the packages I
> > > want/need. To do this, I have built a custom mirror of the cygwin tree
> > > - using wget from a linux workstation. I removed packages that are
> > > unnecessary, and edited the setup.ini file to match what is there. I
> > > burned a CD of this, tried it on a fresh Win2k install, but no luck -
> > > setup finds a way to generate an error but not enough information to
> > > understand what happened. So, I also tried installing from the network
> > > from my custom mirror instead of the CD. Results are likewise bad.
> > > Obviously I have not done this correctly. I have tried installing from
> > > my system's full(no packages deleted, and setup.ini unedited) mirror
> > > with no luck. I have checked and was unable to find any details that
> > > would lead me to believe that building a cygwin mirror is anything but
> > > straight-forward.
> > >
> > > Is building a mirror anything other than downloading packages and
> > > setting up apache to know the location?
> > > Is it possible to create a custom install mirror? If so, has anyone
> > > done this and how? Is the CDROM file tree possible and how?
> On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 07:38, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Bill,
> > For instructions on setting up a custom mirror, see a recent thread on
> > cygwin-apps (<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-12/msg00124.html> and
> > on). Make sure you read the whole thread, though.
> > If you want to make an installation CD, Google for 'cygwin install cd
> > site:cygwin.com'.
> > Igor
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 08:35:53AM -0700, Bill Geddes wrote:
> Thanks. The information on that website is very useful.
> I believe I would have succeeded previously if I had used the 'upset'
For what it's worth, that information will be going on the setup.exe
homepage at very soon.
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