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Re: Manual installation of cygport packages




> >> > Hello all, I'm new to this and I successfully build a package with
> >> > cygport. My problem is that, I would like to install it in order to
> >> > test if the package was successfully built. Is there anyway to do
> >> > that?
> >>
> >> https://cygwin.com/package-server.html
> >
> > I usually take the simpler approach of just unpacking the package archive
> > into the root filesystem:
> >
> > tar -C/ -Jxf $package-$version.tar.xz
> >
> > This doesn't run pre-remove or post-install scripts, but it puts the files
> > in place so you can test them.
>
> @Andrew: Is there a way to run the scripts manually?

Sure, you can run them manually. They're unpacked into
/etc/preremove/$package.sh and /etc/postinstall/$package.sh.

For the preremove script, I guess you should run it before unpacking the
archive. You can find it in the package build directory in
inst/etc/preremove.

I'm quite lazy and don't bother doing this, but if the preremove or
postinstall scripts are doing something important, you should do it.

Andrew


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