setup-x86_64.exe crashes randomly on user interaction, too often to use

Jon Turney
Thu Jul 15 13:40:49 GMT 2021

On 14/07/2021 21:06, Philip Goetz via Cygwin wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 2:57 PM Philip Goetz <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 9:10 AM Jon Turney wrote:
>>> On 13/07/2021 20:30, Philip Goetz via Cygwin wrote:
>> ...
>>>> I change display mode from Pending to Category, and start clicking
>>>> through the category tree selecting packages.
>>>> But every time I click on something in the cygwin setup window, or
>>>> scroll the window, there's maybe 1 chance in 10 that setup-x86_64.exe
>>>> will terminate.
>> ...
>>>> I'd like to try using an older Cygwin installer, but I didn't find
>>>> links to older versions on
>>> You can find older version of setup at
>> Thank you!  I tried setup-2.905.x86_64.exe and setup-2.907.x86_64.exe,
>> and neither gave me any problems!
> I spoke too soon. I just ran setup-2.907.x86_64.exe again, to install
> some more programs, and it did the same thing.
> But I spent a long time in 2.905 without it crashing.

Thanks to the reproduction steps, I was able to (finally) develop some 
useful information about this crash, and that is consistent with where I 
think the problem was introduced.

I've built setup 2.909 with a putative fix for this.

Perhaps you could try that and see if it improves things for you?


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