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

Kohsuke Kawaguchi kk@kohsuke.org
Mon Aug 4 20:35:00 GMT 2008


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):

Ah, OK, I didn't realized that I was duplicating an effort. As long as 
any one of them gets integrated,  I'm happy.

> 
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2006-03/msg00070.html
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2007-08/msg00054.html
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2008-04/msg00133.html
> 
> But it never makes it into the source. It's a little frustrating.
> 
> (BTW, thanks for the patch, Kohsuke! Your effort is appreciated)


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