about downloading Cygwin using linux

Chris Wagner wagnerc@plebeian.com
Sat Jan 11 20:33:00 GMT 2020


The first thing to consider is that Windows XP is no longer supported by 
the main Cygwin code base.

https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-net.html

If you really need to install on XP, you'll have to find a snapshot of 
the last repository that supported it.  That would be anything prior to 
Cygwin 2.6.

http://www.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/Cygwin/timemachine.html
Download the appropriate Setup program and follow the instructions.  I 
have no idea if this still works.

In any case, you can run Setup on another machine with internet 
connectivity in download only mode, then copy that downloaded directory 
tree to the offline machine and run Setup there.

If that's not possible, you can just wget -r the appropriate package 
directories and copy them to the other machine.

HTH.

Thanks.




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