please update the supported Cygwin package list to be distinct for 32-bit, 64-bit or both; and help on how install both in a merged fashion

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@freemail.ru
Sat Jul 27 05:28:00 GMT 2013


Greetings, Kenneth Wolcott!

> please update the supported Cygwin package list to be distinct for
> 32-bit, 64-bit or both; and help on how install both in a merged
> fashion

> I noticed cgf's "mirrored" cgwin installation for 64-bit and 32-bit
> Cygwin: very nice.

> Now, you guys might think I'm 100% nuts, but I download *everything*
> and install *everything* from Cygwin, although there is very little
> that I configure (I use the applications out-of-the-box).  [for
> example, I never have configured an ssh server on Cygwin].

> So, not all of the Cygwin packages are 64-bit yet (looking forward to that day).

> So, what I would like to do is:

> 1. download all 64-bit packages;
> 2. download all 32-bit packages that aren't already represented in 64-bit form;
> 3. somehow install so that I have everything from both #1 and #2;

That's not how things are supposed to work. And all the necessary packages
will eventually be updated to 64-bit, or obsoleted/removed.

The very simple reason is that you can't load 64-bit DLL into 32-bit process
without much fiddling around.

> I could do the following:

> 1. Download all of the 64-bit Cygwin packages;
> 2. Download all of the 32-bit packages (inefficient, but the command
> line install is hard to program);
> 3. Delete all 32-bit packages that are represented in the 64-bit download;
> 4. modify the text file (?) installed_db?
> 5. Install from the download directory the 64-bit products;
> 6. install from the download directory the 32-bit products;

> Now, is there a better way to do this?

> Another thought that I had was that I would have two distinct Cygwin
> installations, one fully 64-bit and the other one would be fully
> 32-bit.

> I guess what I'd like to have is a hybrid of cgf's method and the
> combination of two distinct Cygwin installations, one 32-bit and the
> other 64-bit.

You can just use 32-bit installation, if 64-bit is missing anything you're
using daily. I see no issues.


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WBR,
Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 27.07.2013, <09:10>

Sorry for my terrible english...


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