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Re: Scriptable start.exe

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Annino" <>
To: "cygwin" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 21:03
Subject: Re: Scriptable start.exe

> Well, considering that I just need to install a cygwin configured a
> way, I think I found a way around this limitation.  Being able to script
> setup.exe would be nice though.  Some package management ala RPM or
> something would be nice, but I understand priorities.
> So my work around:
> - Install cygwin the way I like it on one computer
> - Remove the .done extention from the stuff in the postprocess directory
> - Copy the install to a CD or something
> - Copy to the computer you want to install on
> - Run a little perl script I just wrote that goes through the
> /etc/postprocess directory and runs everything there, adding .done to the
> end of each script when its done with it, just like the installer does.
> This seems to work fine, but I haven't tried it on a "clean" install of
> Windows yet.  Its getting late so I'll do that tommorow.
> If anyone is interested in the perl script I can post it.  Its a rather
> simple script, but does the job.

If you are going to execute them from your Perl script, you don't need to
remove the .done.

Don't forget to add c:\cygwin\bin (or the equivalent) to the system %PATH%.

You also need to save and restore mount points:

# Save the mount points
# (can run under either bash or cmd.exe or
mount -m > mounts.bat

REM Restore the mount points
REM (could also run in bash, but bash would need the mount points)

Mac :})
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