Hi Elfi;

  Thanks for the explanation, which is what I had already concluded anyway :-)

  Anyone want to help me take the next step to have a fresh full install of Cygwin with Cygwin Ports? :-)

  I'm not sure I can port the cygpath functionality into GnuWin32 supported commands as I really don't know what cygpath does well enough.

  It would be nice to have :-)

  What I would REALLY like to have is a script that would do one of two things:
  1. get  a FULL cygwin and FULL cygwin_ports without a cygwin bootstrap and without this mixture of cygwin-setup.exe and command line fiddling (I'd rather just a script rather than an exe);
  2. get a FULL update cygwin and FULL update cygwin_ports without this mixture of cygwin-setup.exe and command line fiddling (I'd rather just a script rather than an exe);

  That would be really nice to have :-)

Thanks,
Ken Wolcott

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 05:30, Elfi Heck <eheck@intarsys.de> wrote:
Kenneth Wolcott <kennethwolcott@...> writes:

> [snip]
> How do you perform Step 6 if you don'r already have a Cygwin installation?  It
> looks like these instructions only apply to refreshing an existing Cygwin
> installation. 

I usually simply install a basic Cygwin before adding the cygwinports packages.
As I understand it you should follow the installation steps on the cygwinports
site to resolve conflicts in packages that are in cygwin too, but with a
different version. The packages needed to get a simple Cygwin installation have
no conflicts with the cygwinports packages, so it's safe to install them first.


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