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

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Feb 7 02:42:00 GMT 2010

On Feb  6 07:23, Dave Korn wrote:
> 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
> option:
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2009-11/msg00018.html
> > 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.

I like the idea.  Could come in handy for the Cygwin installer for the
officially supported Red Hat distro as well.  After all, Red Hat is a
3PP, too...


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