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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Aug 4 16:13:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 10:34:21AM -0500, Thrall, Bryan wrote:
>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)

Maybe it's time to start looking for additional setup maintainers.
Anyone want to volunteer?


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