installation of i686 pc cygwin

Robert G. (Doc) Savage
Tue Apr 15 02:54:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 13:09 +0200, wrote:
> Dear friends,
>                While installing cygwin on windows XP. i686 pc cygwin is not
> installed,even on asking setup.exe to ''install all''.I tried the Linux sersion
> of installing i686 pc cygwin which makes the installation enter in a loop and
> exits without installation.
> could anyone please help me by letting me know the solution.
> I apologize if I am not able to explain my problem as I am not an programming
> expert.


XP needs to be prepared for a Cygwin installation. I've had good success
with the following procedure:

If a previous installation has failed:
* Use regedit or regedt32 to delete the following keys from the Windows
  HKLM\Software\Cygnus Solutions
* Reboot to remove any active Cygwin DLLS from memory
* Delete the current Cygwin directory in its entirety

Before a new installation:
* Create a new Cygwin folder and set its access permissions as follows:
   Administrators group    Full Control
   SYSTEM                  Full Control
   Authenticated Users     RWEL   <-- for service accounts only
* Right-click on the desktop's My Computer icon, select Properties, then
click on the Advanced tab and the Environment Variables... box. Edit the
system variables PATH to include the new Cygwin directory:


* In the same Environment Variables window, Add the following
environment variable:


You can now install Cygwin from the Internet, but it is usually faster
to first download everything from a mirror site to \Cygwin\LatestRelease
and run setup.exe from there.

I hope this helps...

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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