Cygwin Setup - Choose Best Mirror Automatically for Automated / Silent Installs

Brian Inglis
Sat Nov 19 14:41:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-11-18 18:48, OwN-3m-All wrote:
> I'm not running Windows Defender or any software for that matter on
> my test instance of Server 2008.

There will be retail workstation components not installed on Server,
and all bets are off for Enterprise Server: there will be components
not installed and possibly extra components installed for remote
admin, configuration, and updating.
Have you asked the admins or checked on the systems for policy settings
that could cause issues.
Most corporate servers I have used have all internet access blocked
by default, and often components disabled or not installed, so admins
have to add policies or install components to allow each access.
Might want to run a regular cygcheck on the setup exe on each system.

> I tried running GDB, but the setup executable doesn't have any
> debugging symbols. Is there a download link somewhere for the latest
> compiled cygwin setup that includes these symbols?
> GNU gdb (GDB)
> Copyright (C) 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
> This binary was built by Equation Solution <>...
> Reading symbols from setup-x86_64.exe...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
> (gdb)
> I won't be able to debug it further unless I have that... I guess.
> The original log I posted is what you get when I redirect the output
> to a file with this at the very end of the command "> Cygwin64_Setup.log"

The original log you posted was what I would expect to see in
Retry with > Cygwin64_Setup.log 2>&1 to ensure you get stderr and stdout.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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