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please update the supported Cygwin package list to be distinct for 32-bit, 64-bit or both; and help on how install both in a merged fashion
- From: Kenneth Wolcott <kennethwolcott at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:18:29 -0700
- Subject: please update the supported Cygwin package list to be distinct for 32-bit, 64-bit or both; and help on how install both in a merged fashion
please update the supported Cygwin package list to be distinct for
32-bit, 64-bit or both; and help on how install both in a merged
I noticed cgf's "mirrored" cgwin installation for 64-bit and 32-bit
Cygwin: very nice.
Now, you guys might think I'm 100% nuts, but I download *everything*
and install *everything* from Cygwin, although there is very little
that I configure (I use the applications out-of-the-box). [for
example, I never have configured an ssh server on Cygwin].
So, not all of the Cygwin packages are 64-bit yet (looking forward to that day).
So, what I would like to do is:
1. download all 64-bit packages;
2. download all 32-bit packages that aren't already represented in 64-bit form;
3. somehow install so that I have everything from both #1 and #2;
I could do the following:
1. Download all of the 64-bit Cygwin packages;
2. Download all of the 32-bit packages (inefficient, but the command
line install is hard to program);
3. Delete all 32-bit packages that are represented in the 64-bit download;
4. modify the text file (?) installed_db?
5. Install from the download directory the 64-bit products;
6. install from the download directory the 32-bit products;
Now, is there a better way to do this?
Another thought that I had was that I would have two distinct Cygwin
installations, one fully 64-bit and the other one would be fully
I guess what I'd like to have is a hybrid of cgf's method and the
combination of two distinct Cygwin installations, one 32-bit and the
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