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Re: Problem with cygwin1.dll and xfree

Rasjid Wilcox wrote:

That way, if I install program A which depends on the cygwin1.dll, and then install program B (which has an older version of cygwin1.dll) it just leaves the newer version there. If I then install program C which requires a newer version, the dll is then updated by the automated setup.exe. If I then install Cygwin via Setup.exe, it just notices that I already have the cygwin1.dll and only updates it if necessary.

I think that basically what would be required would be to enable Setup.exe to be controlled by a config file (similar to a RedHat kickstart file), and have its GUI not displayed unless there was a problem and user interaction was required.

This is a good idea -- and the skeleton is already there. What you need is
1) first, command-line options that can completely control setup's behavior from start to finish. Robert wrote and entirely separate GPL'ed option handler in OO C++ (all existing getopt/popt implementations are C, or C-dressed-up-as-C++). There are even a few commandline options already implemented. It just needs fleshing out

2) Then, add the ability to read all of those options from a config file, including pkgs-to-install. (This may actually already exist as part of Roberts GetOpt++ project)

So, help out with #1 above. <g>


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