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Re: Un-attended install ALL

Vinod Gupta wrote:

Vinod K Gupta wrote:

We have a local mirror of selected packages from which we
install cygwin on
user machines. When we perform un-attended installation
using setup.exe -q
-L -l -R... the installer installs only the Base packages.
How can we tell
setup to install ALL available packages?

Lary Hall wrote: There are many ways but the easiest is to create a setup.hint file with an empty package that's part of the Base category. Then list all the packages you want to install as its dependencies. Obviously, you can leave out other base packages. Voila! :-)

Thanks Lary,

I am not sure what you mean by "empty package" and how do you make
it known to the installer?
If I create a setup.hint and copy it to, say, release\base-files\,
will that work?
This sounds like fooling the installer. I can't believe that there
is nothing like "--InstallAll" option to the setup.exe installer.

Lary Hall wrote:
Fooling the installer into believing there is another package to install?
Yes, that should be outlawed. ;-)

Whatever you want to call it, this is the way to do it. See:


if you haven't already.

I tried but failed :( I create allpackage as per instructions, here are contents:

# cd <mymirror>
# ls -l release/allpackage/
total 1.0K
-rwxr-xr-x  1 vinod   0 2006-10-03 15:39 allpackage-0.0.1-1-src.tar.bz2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 vinod   0 2006-10-03 15:39 allpackage-0.0.1-1.tar.bz2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 vinod 650 2006-10-03 15:45 setup.hint

# cat release/allpackage/setup.hint
@ allpackage
sdesc: "Dummy package to include all my non-Base packages"
ldesc: "Dummy package to include all my non-Base packages"
category: Base
requires: X11 _update-info-dir alternatives ash base-files base-passwd bash binutils bzip2 cabextract coreutils crypt cygrunsrv cygutils cygwin cygwin-doc d db diffutils editrights expat file findutils gawk gcc gcc-mingw gdb gdbm gettext grep groff gzip jpeg less libiconv libpng login make man mingw-runtime minires mktemp ncurses openssh openssl pcre perl pine ping pkg-config pkgconfig popt readline run sed sharutils tar tcltk tcsh termcap terminfo texinfo time tnef unzip w32api wget which zip zlib

# bunzip setup.bz2
# cat setup

# This file is automatically generated.  If you edit it, your
# edits will be discarded next time the file is generated.
# See for details.

Installer still installs only the Base packages.
I thought genini did not generate good setup. I copied release/allpackage to <main>/release/ and added contents of above setup.hint to <main>/release/setup.ini

Installer still installs only the Base packages :(

What I am doing wrong?


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