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Subject: RE: setup.exe gui testing
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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:24:23 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall AT rfk DOT com>,
"Stanislav Sinyagin" <ssinyagin AT yahoo DOT com>, <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [mailto:lhall AT rfk DOT com] 
> Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 2:00 AM
> To: Stanislav Sinyagin; cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: RE: setup.exe gui testing
> At 09:37 AM 3/28/2002, Stanislav Sinyagin wrote:
> >--- Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au> wrote:
> > > I think that is a fine goal, but I don't see why that 
> means removing 
> > > functionality from the gui.
> >
> >once I've started dreaming, what about another pretty thing -- 
> >Jumpstart? A text file describing all setup options and packages, so 
> >that you easily reproduce the whole installation on your new 
> machine? 
> >And of course, the jumpstart file generator.
> Before dreaming up too many things and posting them, you 
> should review the ideas and functionality that has been 
> discussed already.  This particular feature already exists.  
> All packages in the base category are installed by default.  
> Simply add the packages you want to install to the "requires:" 
> list.

Also, here's another tip:

Copy /etc/setup/installed.db to a c:\cygwin\etc\setup\installed.db
(adjust appropriately).

Run setup.exe on the new system, and choose 'reinstall' at the top level


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