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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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