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adding to and upgrading a cygwin installation...
- From: tomatohead at myrealbox dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:04:34 -0500
- Subject: adding to and upgrading a cygwin installation...
Can anyone point me to any good information about "adding to" and
upgrading a cygwin installation ?
The reason I ask is, whenever I try and use setup.exe it goes through
the entire setup process from scratch.
So, for example, if I want to simply add the vi editor, it comes up
with all of the "defaults" selected, and I pick vi, and then
setup proceeds to uninstall some of my stuff (which I had explicitly
installed before, and install extra stuff, etc...).
I can't imagine I'm doing this right, and figure I must be "setup.exe
impaired" or something, so if anyone could give me a pointer on how to
Also, is there any easy way to essentially just "upgrade" all of your
currently installed cygwin packages ?
Something kind of like debians "apt-get upgrade" ?
Finally, can you essentially just unzip a package at the base of the
cygwin tree to install it ?
Do the packages have "setup scripts" ?
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