alexwallis646 at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 30 21:10:19 UTC 2009
I have a feeling those commands the person told me about in the e mail while
well meant might have been complete rubbish.
I can't figure out if there is a way of selecting packages from the command
line though. in fact, I am having issues even getting the command line to
work. I paste in stuff I want the setup to do, and then when i hit enter my
laptop makes a horrible ear peercing noise from its speakers. and then it
finally stops and does nothing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Masterson" <kd7cyu at yahoo.com>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Cygwin question
>I doubt it. You have to be using the 1.7 version which at least for me is
>setup-1.7.exe. Then if you do setup-1.7.exe -h it looks like nothing
>happens but it does create the log files. It is strange to say the least.
>I won't be near that computer again till Monday but I can paste the
>contents of the file into a message then.
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, alex wallis wrote:
>> Am I being completely stupid? I no you said run setup from the command
>> line, however what I am doing simply starts the gui installer.
>> I am going to run, then typing in command, and then going to the folder
>> which has setup.exe in and typing setup.exe
>> the gui installer is then launched.
>> am I being completely stupid?
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Masterson" <kd7cyu at yahoo.com>
>> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 6:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: Cygwin question
>>> If you run "setup-1.7 -h" from the commandline it will gnerate a log
>>> file and a .log.full file in the same directory. These files will
>>> explain the command-line options. Which are not the same as explained
>>> in the email. I still haven't gotten them to work 100% correctly but at
>>> least it is a start. A better option would be to make the setup
>>> accessible but...
>>> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Tony Baechler wrote:
>>>> alex wallis wrote:
>>>>> You can do things like:
>>>>> setup -q -n -D -L %SITE% %LOCALDIR% %PACKAGES%
>>>>> if you set up environment variables for SITE, LOCALDIR, and
>>>>> Note that PACKAGES should be a comma separated list of packages
>>>>> you want to install with NO SPACES between entries.
>>>>> All the dependencies ar looked after automagically.
>>>>> first off, does anyone no what that first lot of command line switches
>>>>> do before the % bits where you have to enter the various options?
>>>> Since 1.7 is a test release, I doubt if anyone knows besides the
>>>> developers. Have you read the 1.7 user's guide? Links can be found in
>>>> the mailing list archives. There is a big html file and smaller files.
>>>> I'd think that would list what the command line switches do.
>>>>> also, rightly or wrongly, I have tried entering the info about the
>>>>> packages I want to download into a shortcut I created to the cygwin
>>>>> setup on my desktop, along with all the info for the mirror site I
>>>>> want to use, and the local folder. the setup runs, and it seems to
>>>>> download the base set of packages no problem, but it completely
>>>>> ignores the list of custom packages I have entered. does anyone have
>>>>> any thoughts why this might be?
>>>> Did you set the environment variables like it says above? Did you try
>>>> from a command prompt with them set? You're aware that Windows has a
>>>> limit on length of command lines, right? What if you install them in
>>>> smaller chunks instead of all at once? You didn't list what OS you're
>>>> using, so there might be a Vista limitation, especially if you're not
>>>> the administrator. If you've tried everything including setting the
>>>> env vars and followed any instructions in the manual and it still
>>>> doesn't work, file a bug. After all, it is still a test release and
>>>> things ard bound not to work, especially in Vista and 2003/2008 server.
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