How portable (relocatable) is a Cygwin installation?

Andy Li
Thu May 10 01:19:00 GMT 2018


We are looking for an easy way to distribute an OCaml development
enviroment based on Cygwin. Someone has an idea of installing all the
necessary packages and zip the whole Cygwin installation directory and
distribute the resulting archive.

Is it a good idea? Is the installation path written in a Cygwin
installation somewhere that may need to be updated when relocating? Is
there any registry entry or env var required for a Cygwin installation to

Best regards,

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