[Libreoffice] easyhacks - simplify download of Windows dependencies

Noel Power nopower at novell.com
Wed Nov 3 03:00:01 PDT 2010

Hi Peter,
On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 21:19 -0300, Peter Burtt wrote:
> The cygwin SETUP.EXE accepts a comma-delimited list of packages to 
> install. To install cygwin and the packages listed as prerequisites on 
> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide/Building_on_Windows#setting_up_cygwin 
> use this syntax:
> setup.exe -P 
> unzip,zip,autoconf,bison,flex,gcc-gcc++,gperf,make,openssl-devel,mercurial,readline,openssl,openssh,perl,mintty,patch,gnupg,wget
> This still launches the GUI and you still need to manually choose 
> installation paths etc, but the packages passed via command line are 
> pre-selected and you don't have to crawl down the big list.
> Hope this info is useful, etc.
very nice!!!, I've put this into the wiki, please create an account and
tweak as required ( I adapted the list for libreoffice, hopefully I
didn't make any typos )

thanks again for this cool tip,


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