non-gui version of the cygwin setup?

Sat Sep 2 02:11:00 GMT 2006

On Fri, 01 Sep 2006, Igor Peshansky might have said:

> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Mike wrote:
> > When cygwin is installed in a bunch of boxes already,
> > is there a way to ssh into the box (ssh is already setup,
> > etc) and execute Cygwin's setup.exe to have setup pull
> > updated packages from an internal, local mirror?
> If you allow the sshd service to interact with the desktop, you *should*
> be able to run Cygwin setup.exe in unattended mode (run "setup --help" and
> look in the log for the option summary).  However, I would recommend first
> doing it on a machine that you have console access to, just in case the
> "Installation complete" popup is still displayed in unattended mode or
> something.  Also, you will not be able to update any files that sshd
> itself uses (which includes cygwin1.dll) unless you also execute a
> "shutdown -r" from your ssh session.
> HTH,
> 	Igor

That helps a bunch. Silly me I kept trying the windows convention
asking for help (/?) instead of the unix one.


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