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Re: Setup 2.895, don't install everything, striking a balance




Greetings, Keith Christian!

> Thank you for all the work you do on Cygwin and especially the
> setup.exe program.

> I saw this warning:
>         https://cygwin.com/install.html
>         Q: How do I install everything?
>         A: You do not want to do this! This will install an enormous
> number of packages that you will never use, including debuginfo and
> source for every package.

> I downloaded the x64 setup.exe and requested a complete install over
> the weekend.  As stated in the warning above, the download and the
> (attempted) install consumed all of a 128Gb disk which also had
> Windows 10 on it.

> Is there a way to request a complete install of everything EXCEPT
> debuginfo and source?  If not, it is going to be difficult to obtain a
> full Cygwin install along with a successful installation.

As stated in the FAQ entry, you do not need a full Cygwin install.
Nobody do, not even Cygwin developers.
Write down the names of packages you need, and automate their installation via
script, if you reinstall systems often.


-- 
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 1:00:33

Sorry for my terrible english...


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