Re: Manual installation of cygport packages
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:41:21 -0400
- From: Andrew Schulman <schulman.andrew@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
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.
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