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

Jon Turney
Sun Nov 20 19:01:00 GMT 2016

On 19/11/2016 01:48, OwN-3m-All wrote:
> I'm not running Windows Defender or any software for that matter on my
> test instance of Server 2008.
> 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?

Sorry, this isn't available...

> 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)

... and even if it was, this wouldn't work because the distributed setup 
executable is packed with UPX, and gdb doesn't understand what that does 
to the process memory map.

> I won't be able to debug it further unless I have that... I guess.

I'm afraid you will probably have to build setup from source to debug 
further (See [1])


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