Updated: setup.exe (Release 2.761)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Nov 21 15:42:00 GMT 2011

A new version of setup.exe, release 2.761, has been uploaded to


- Now that mintty has become part of the default installation, setup will
  create desktop and start menu shortcuts called "Cygwin Terminal", which
  point to mintty, starting your default shell as noted in /etc/passwd.

- The desktop and start menu shortcuts use new icons.

- Remove "Prev" button from Chooser page.  The behaviour was confusing
  and unnecessary.

- In unattended mode, if packages were selected on command line,
  install only those, don't also upgrade all installed packages.

- Various improvements so progress bar shows progress during operations
  which may take a long time with a large number of packages selected.

- Fix hang when reading broken or pbzip2 compressed tar archives.

- Canonicalize mirror URLs so they always end with a '/'.

- Fix a bug which would lead to setup getting stuck on the dependency
  checking progress page in unattended mode when a dependency of an
  already installed package was not installed somehow.

- Correct the description of the -K option in help text.


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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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