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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Feb 7 10:42:00 GMT 2010

On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 02:18:45PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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...

Sounds like you've got an approval then, Dave.



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