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

Tue Apr 21 13:56:19 GMT 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cygwin <> On Behalf Of Bill Stewart
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 2:08 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) wrote:
> > s/silent/verysilent/g>
> > -----------
> > /SILENT, /VERYSILENT 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.
> My point is that "very silent" is not necessary for automation. All you need is
> for the installer not to stop for input.
> Whether a GUI appears or not is irrelevant, as long as it doesn't block (stop
> for input).

Are you sure that a setup that is automated with a silent installation, but it still displays a progress popup, it cannot fail if it is not able to display that window when there is no user logged in? I am not, hence I would prefer that setup could ensure a real background operation.

An exception displaying the progress window could lead to the interruption of the installation process. That is a blocking condition as well, even though no input is required by the user.


Panos Kavalagios

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