[patch] a new setup.exe parameter to specify packages

Thrall, Bryan bryan.thrall@flightsafety.com
Mon Aug 4 15:35:00 GMT 2008

Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote on Saturday, August 02, 2008 3:24 PM:

> Hi,
> I wrote a patch for setup.exe so that it can take a list of packages
> to be installed via the -P option, like this:
>   setup.exe -P openssh,cvs,subversion
> This would bring in the 3 modules and all their dependencies (of the
> curr version.) The main use case for this is to perform unattended
> installation from CLI.
> I tried to make the coding style match with that of choose.cc, even
> though the coding style of setup.exe as a whole seems to be different
> from choose.cc. This is the first time I write a patch for Cygwin, so
> my apologies if I'm missing some requirements.

It seems this would be a popular feature, with several patches submitted
(including one from me):


But it never makes it into the source. It's a little frustrating.

(BTW, thanks for the patch, Kohsuke! Your effort is appreciated)
Bryan Thrall
FlightSafety International

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