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

Tue Apr 21 08:08:14 GMT 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cygwin <> On Behalf Of Bill Stewart
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:01 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT)  wrote:
> > This is the way that we are pushing the packages currently to end
> > users is through software managers with silent installation.
> My point is that "silent" doesn't mean "no visible GUI." It generally means
> "the installer doesn't block" (i.e., the installation completes without user
> input).
> For example, the popular Inno Setup install builder
> ( has a "/SILENT" command line
> parameter, which (if the installer is designed correctly) causes the created
> installer to install the package without user input. If run in the user's session,
> a GUI is still visible; it just doesn't stop to ask for any input. If you install using
> a software management tool, this usually installs in a separate session, so it
> doesn't matter if there's a GUI as long as no input is required.


Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven't disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the '/SP-' command line option explained above).
Cygwin setup supports does not support very silent installation. That is our major issue describing in this thread.


Panos Kavalagios

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