update just ruby on offline cygwin installation

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Mon Aug 11 23:05:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, LMH!

> I am a bit uncertain about what you mean.

> You said, "grab the current setup.exe"

> Do you mean download the most recent one, or one from another machine
> with an internet connection?

There can be only one definition of "current". The current one.

> You said, "take both to the machine which you want to update"

> Which "both"

The "setup.exe and archive you've downloaded" both.

> You said, "point setup*.exe at the mirrored packages"

> What do you mean by "mirrored packages"?

The same you choose when downloading. The directory with archived

> I assume that what you need to do is to copy over the install directory
> from a more up to date installation, meaning the directory with the
> mirror folders like,

> http%3a%2f%2fwww.gtlib.gatech.edu%2fpub%2fcygwin%2f

> and select one of these as the local package directory.

No. Select the directory containing the mirrors.

> Is that what you mean? If so, should I use the most recent setup.exe or the
> one in the existing installation (the one I want to update)?

See above.

> How do I make sure that noting other than ruby gets updated?

As has been said, that's not what you really need to do.

> I will back up the existing installation first in case I manage to bork
> the thing.

By doing a partial upgrade, you're more likely to "bork the thing".

Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 12.08.2014, <02:56>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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