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Re: adding to and upgrading a cygwin installation...

If you select "Keep" at the top of the setup.exe install packages window,
setup.exe will only install those packages you explicity set to install.


<> wrote in message">
> 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
> do this...
> 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" ?
> cheers,
> e

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