Download setup-x86_64 issue

Eliot Moss
Tue Jun 4 18:09:00 GMT 2019

On 6/4/2019 2:00 PM, john doe wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to download the setup file to update cygwin using
> powershell but it fails miserably:
> PS > (new-object
> wnloadfile("", "$PWD/try.exe")
> Exception calling "DownloadFile" with "2" argument(s): "The underlying
> connecti
> on was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send."
> At line:1 char:47
> + (new-object <<<<
> ("
> setup-x86_64.exe", "$PWD/try.exe")
>      + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [],
> MethodInvocationException
>      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodException
> It works for other URLs and would appriciate any input on the above.

I just download with a web browser.  Any reason you have
to do this programmatically instead?  Also, I know little
about PS, but it could be that it just doesn't approve of
this as a Microsoft-blessed kind of thing.  When I invoke
setup, I get popups about this not being from the Windows
Store, etc. -- simply plow on.

Also, a web search suggests that wget to PowerShell is
also fine.

And here's another tidbit from the web:

powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command (new-object 
System.Net.WebClient).Downloadfile('', 'C:\windows\temp\iw4455.exe')

Perhaps the ExecutionPolicy thing is relevant here?

Anyway, this question does not seem to be cygwin-specific, but
more about PS ...

Best wishes - EM

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