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Re: special install
"Dave Korn" <email@example.com> writes:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of J. David Boyd
> > Sent: 23 September 2004 18:16
> > "Calman, Jack" writes:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Our group is interested in installing cygwin on a group of
> > classified
> > > computers that are not connected to the internet. Would you
> > please tell me
> > > how to download what I need from the internet. Then I'll
> > put it on a CD,
> > > carry it into the classified room, and then install on the
> > computers there.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > - Jack Calman
> > > Johns Hopkins University
> > > Applied Physics Lab
> > > Laurel, MD
> > After you have a working installation on any computer, you can zip and
> > copy the C:\CYGWIN directory. It is totally self contained, and
> > should work fine anywhere.
> Nonsense! That method won't create any mount points in the registry, nor
> will it run any post-install scripts. The correct method is to run
> setup.exe, select 'Download from internet', download everything, burn the
> temporary storage directory to cd along with a copy of setup.exe, then on
> each enduser machine you run setup.exe and tell it to 'Install from local
> directory', pointing at the download dir that you burnt to CD.
> Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
Oops, you are absolutely 100% right.
I knew that, as that's what I've done in the past.
I didn't mean install, I meant download, and then zip and burn, and
Good thing there's many sets of eyes here!
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