Download setup-x86_64 issue
Tue Jun 4 18:50:00 GMT 2019
On 6/4/2019 8:09 PM, Eliot Moss wrote:
> 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 system.net.webclient).do
>> wnloadfile("https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe", "$PWD/try.exe")
>> Exception calling "DownloadFile" with "2" argument(s): "The underlying
>> on was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send."
>> At line:1 char:47
>> + (new-object system.net.webclient).downloadfile <<<<
>> setup-x86_64.exe", "$PWD/try.exe")
>> + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) ,
>> + 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.
Yes, I'm using Powershell to update Cygwin through a script and the
script fails at the download step.
> Also, a web search suggests that wget to PowerShell is
> also fine.
I meant Cygwin's wget, the idea is to not require any extra tool(s) to
update Cygwin, sorry about that.
> And here's another tidbit from the web:
> powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command (new-object
> Perhaps the ExecutionPolicy thing is relevant here?
No -- se above, thanks anyway.
> Anyway, this question does not seem to be cygwin-specific, but
> more about PS ...
Everything was working a fiew days ago, and now, it isn't.
Thanks for your input.
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
More information about the Cygwin