automatic deploying, howto ?

THE Sorcerer
Thu Jul 14 01:11:00 GMT 2011

it is not easy, but it DO, solve my problem
so, thank you ! :)

On 2011-07-13 5:14, Rance Hall wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:47 PM, THE Sorcerer<>  wrote:
>> is there anyway to automate install on all of them (with my choice of
>> packages) ?
>> also, is there any way to automate install of some services ? (like crond or
>> sshd)
>> thank you !
> It's not as simple as a having an answer file and telling the setup
> tool to look for it, but what you want is possible.
> Run the setup file from an administrator level command line something
> like this "c:\cygwin\setup.exe --help"
> review the options presented and see if they give you enough
> flexibility to do what you want.
> I wrote a windows batch file that downloads a fresh copy of the
> installer from the web, and the executes the setup file with my
> supplied options, and it works for me.
> You can specify the directory, a specific mirror (yours perhaps) and
> the list of packages you want installed on the command line.
> As to your second question...
> How you install and configure each daemon is subtly different.  IF the
> command to start each of the services you want to start is something
> that can be run from windows (it should) and doesn't require human
> interaction (sshd does not, but that's the only one I've ever needed)
> then you can just add the appropriate commands to the end of your
> batch file that you use to install cygwin in the first place.
> You will likely also want some sort of update script that you can run
> on each machine that will stop the services, update cygwin, and
> restart the needed services.
> Rance
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