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Re: Custom cygwin install mirror
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Bill Geddes <wgeddes at wgeddes dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:38:33 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Custom cygwin install mirror
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Bill Geddes wrote:
> I have been trying to build a customized cygwin install solution. The
> goal is/was to put just the necessary packages on a CD and use that as
> the 'Install from local directory' source. In this way I could choose
> to install everything in one step, and get all the packages I
> want/need. To do this, I have built a custom mirror of the cygwin tree
> - using wget from a linux workstation. I removed packages that are
> unnecessary, and edited the setup.ini file to match what is there. I
> burned a CD of this, tried it on a fresh Win2k install, but no luck -
> setup finds a way to generate an error but not enough information to
> understand what happened. So, I also tried installing from the network
> from my custom mirror instead of the CD. Results are likewise bad.
> Obviously I have not done this correctly. I have tried installing from
> my system's full(no packages deleted, and setup.ini unedited) mirror
> with no luck. I have checked and was unable to find any details that
> would lead me to believe that building a cygwin mirror is anything but
> Is building a mirror anything other than downloading packages and
> setting up apache to know the location?
> Is it possible to create a custom install mirror? If so, has anyone
> done this and how? Is the CDROM file tree possible and how?
For instructions on setting up a custom mirror, see a recent thread on
cygwin-apps (<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-12/msg00124.html> and
on). Make sure you read the whole thread, though.
If you want to make an installation CD, Google for 'cygwin install cd
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