setup -P ..,xinit,.. didn't install twm even though xinit requires twm

Thu Oct 17 16:59:00 GMT 2019

Strange recent experience:
I made a fresh installation of Cygwin, intending to mimick exactly previous
installations, using the command
setup -P <several>,xinit,<several more>
and then compared the new installation with previous ones.
Not quite an exact match: the new installation lacked several entries of the
/bin/cyg*dll, /etc/peremove/*.done, /etc/setup/*gz
and others which I won't bother detailing here; but in particular the new
installation is missing ALL of
the executable /bin/twm.exe
the file /etc/setup/twm.lst.gz
the directory /usr/share/X11/twm
the directory /usr/share/doc/twm
the directory/usr/share/man/man1/twm.1.gz
and yet: in setup.ini it appears that
@ xinit
requires: .. twm ..
So how is it that twm has been "missed" in the new installation?
(I am guessing / hoping that when this conundrum is solved and twm recovered
- if that is what the solution entails - then the other missing * files
might also be recovered.)
Thank you!


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