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RE: Scriptable start.exe

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 10:02 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Scriptable start.exe
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 09:55:04PM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> >> So I am wondering what the state of making start.exe scriptable
> is?  This is
> >> a feature that would be quite helpful on a current project so that clients
> >> can install a properly configured cygwin without the few clicks that are
> >> required now.
> >
> >None of the people that have been working on setup.exe recently (including
> >myself) appear to have any desire to add any scripting functionality to it.
> >There's much more important work that needs to be done before such a notion
> >could even be realistically considered.
> Currently, setup.exe is simple enough that you could almost get by with
> just using shell scripts, tar, and bzip2.

One probably could.  Exercise left to the reader ;-).  I can forsee at some
distant point in time maybe some command-line functionality thus:

	setup.exe packagename

which I think has essentially (or maybe even exactly) already been suggested.
But one release at a time.

Speaking of which... Rob? ;-)

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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