setup-x86_64.exe --quiet-mode issues using Management Tools

Fri Apr 17 07:01:27 GMT 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cygwin <> On Behalf Of Bill Stewart
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 2:25 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) wrote:
> > Because the package can be sent to your machine when you are working
> > and we don't wish to disturb the users. Everything is performed in the
> > background. Annoying popups are not welcomed. Silent installation is
> > supposed to be silent without any horns shouting in the foreground.
> If the install doesn't occur as the current user (and it shouldn't), the
> installation won't be visible anyway.
> I for one am against installers that run completely invisibly.

I personally don't like stealth modifications to my system either. We are describing a different scenario and different needs. The users don't have admin rights in their machines and they have asked Cygwin to be included in the list of their development software. All the provided developer software so far includes silent installation apart from Cygwin, which you cannot call it 100% silent. We could also use a zip distribution for Cygwin, in fact that was our old deployment method, but half of the programs were able to run due to broken links. I know that there is a script to fix the links, but I would trust the setup itself better to avoid any possible issues on the users' machines.

This is the way that we are pushing the packages currently to end users is through software managers with silent installation. Of course, it would be far better to set up something like Windows Store, where the user can select Cygwin, launch its installation and have full control over it.

Kind regards,

Panos Kavalagios

Application Architect
CONSULIAT (under contract with the EEAS)
Office: EEAS B100 Floor 5 Area 048
Rue Belliard 100, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 584 6017

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