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cygwin installer


I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in the direction of some documentation for creating a standalone windows installer for a cygwin based application.

What I mean by this, is a one-click installer that ships with the cygwin dlls, and all the necessary dependancies, along with the application that we are porting. So, if a user doesn't have cygwin, they don't need to install it separately first. I understand that people with cygwin already installed may need to download a separate binary since the installer might mess up their existing installation.

I have seen one or two projects that seem to have accomplished this using NSIS ( to create this installer, but I am having a hard time tracking down how they accomplished this.

On a related note, I want to make sure that this technique conforms to the cygwin license. If it makes a difference, the application we are porting is for an educational non-profit - a medical school which has a command line genetics simulation program.

I will gladly write up step by step instructions outlining the

Thanks for all your help,

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