Setup not working

Brian Cowan
Tue Feb 28 21:15:20 GMT 2023

There is a set of messages from last year or the year before talking about how the Cygwin setup program is compressed with "upx." When I had this issue, I had to download UPX on a Linuux host, copy the setup program to that host, and use upx to uncompress the executable. Why? Because my corporate-mandates security software blocked the UPX extractor from executing. If you have a Windows host where you can shut down the security software, that could work too.

Brian Cowan
HCL Software
Technical Specialist, ClearCase SWAT

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From: Cygwin <> On Behalf Of Albert Cornelius via Cygwin
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:23 AM
Subject: Setup not working

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I am running a Windows 8.1 Pro machine. Once I run the setup wizard, nothing happes. The installation is supposed to be successful, but I cant find Cygwin on my machine.

Has somebode also experienced this problem? If yes, how was it solved?

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