[PATCH] Add chooser-only mode to setup.exe

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Sat Feb 6 13:19:00 GMT 2010

On 06/02/2010 06:48, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 06:32:59AM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>> I think we talked about this idea before once.  It's a variant of
>> setup.exe's unattended mode that skips through everything automatically
>> except for the chooser page.  I decided to call it 'package manager
>> mode', because that's what I'm planning on using it for, but don't mind
>> if anyone wants to change the option name.
> I don't recall discussing this.  

  Ah, no, I think I just mentioned it in passing when adding the --only-site


> Could you clarify how this would be
> used?  It basically just skips a couple of screens at the beginning,
> right?  Does it skip the mirror selection too?  Is it intended to just
> manage your packages after cygwin is installed, keeping all of your
> default settings?

  Yes.  It is basically the exact same as unattended mode, except you get
manual control returned for the chooser screen, that is the only difference.
It's intended for 3PPs, mostly: you can install a full local package dir onto
the user's HD and then give them a shortcut in their start menu that behaves
kind-of like "add/remove programs" or a linux package manager.


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