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Re: [lmi] Easier cygwin update?

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re: [lmi] Easier cygwin update?
Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 20:58:57 +0200

On Wed, 15 May 2019 18:07:04 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:

GC> Of course, for each of my debian chroots, I had to do the
GC> obvious
GC>   # apt-get install bc
GC> but that was easy enough.

 FWIW there is apt-cyg (https://github.com/transcode-open/apt-cyg). It's
not developed/maintained any longer but AFAIK it still works.

GC> I imagine that with this temporary, throwaway change:
GC> -IF EXIST C:\cygwin64_lmi\NUL GOTO FoundOldInstallation
GC> address@hidden IF EXIST C:\cygwin64_lmi\NUL GOTO FoundOldInstallation
GC> running 'install_cygwin.bat' would just DTRT and add 'bc'
GC> (and 'vim'). Vadim, can you say whether that works?

 Yes, it does. I've just done it in my existing Cygwin installation and it
downloaded and installed bc and Vim just fine.


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