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Re: Octave package for Cygwin

From: Agustin Barto
Subject: Re: Octave package for Cygwin
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 22:12:23 -0300

It's possible to look for the cygwin root on the Windows registry
(actually, that's what I use to detect cygwin). Once you have the root,
It's possible to check for certain files within the directory to see if
there's really a cygwin installation there.

NSIS is really flexible, and certainly is up to the task, but I think
it's unnecesary. If the user works within cygwin, then it should use a
cygwin package.

I was thinking on including the link to the "official" cygwin packages
within the cygwin detection code of my distro. I hope this helps.


On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 17:19:45 -0500
"John W. Eaton" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On  3-Jun-2003, Paul Kienzle <address@hidden> wrote:
> | It should be possible to set up an NSIS install that
> | detects the existing cygwin and uses that if desired.
> | That way the same package covers all users.
> That would be great, but I don't know how to do it.  For now, I intend
> to build Cygwin packages of the things I need.  Perhaps the packages
> I'm building could be installed by the NSIS installer if Cygwin is
> already present, and if not, then the NSIS installer could install the
> bits of Cygwin that are necessary first.
> jwe

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