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RE: Installing packages from cygwin Command Line
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Thrall, Bryan" <bryan dot thrall at flightsafety dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 15:47:40 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: RE: Installing packages from cygwin Command Line
- References: <297343D29C14AA4D822142893ABEAEF3024A7818@srv1163ex1.flightsafety.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Thrall, Bryan wrote:
> DePriest, Jason R. wrote on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:01 PM:
> > On 10/25/06, JZA <> wrote:
> >> Hi everyone, well I have been looking into Cygwin, and I want to
> >> know if there is a command line tool to install some of this
> >> packages.
> > setup.exe has some command-line switches you can use to sort of
> > automate things.
> > Command Line Options:
> > -D --download Download from internet
> > -L --local-install Install from local directory
> > -s --site Download site
> > -R --root Root installation directory
> > -q --quiet-mode Unattended setup mode
> > -h --help print help
> > -l --local-package-dir Local package directory
> > -r --no-replaceonreboot Disable replacing in-use
> > files on next reboot.
> > -n --no-shortcuts Disable creation of desktop
> > and start menu shortcuts
> > -N --no-startmenu Disable creation of start menu shortcut
> > -d --no-desktop Disable creation of desktop shortcut
> > -A --disable-buggy-antivirus Disable known or suspected
> > buggy anti virus software
> > packages during execution.
> > Ending cygwin install
> Note that --local-package-dir is a little broken; specifically, it gets
> overridden by whatever the user selected last time they ran setup.exe
> (at least, this was the case as of setup.exe version 2.510.2.2). The
> problem has been fixed in CVS, but there doesn't seem to have been a
> setup.exe release since then...
> There might also have been another buggy command-line switch, but I
> can't recall what it was at the moment.
The setup snapshot versions may also support more command-line switches --
run "setup --help" and read the resulting setup.log file for details.
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