cygwin setup freezes

Max Bowsher
Wed Dec 4 12:11:00 GMT 2002

Ed Bachmann <> wrote:

> I just uninstalled cygwin 1.3.16-1 from my Windows 2000 system after
> being advised that I should be using 1.3.17-1.  Now when I try the
> automated setup routine at ("install now"), it
> runs as far as the "select packages" window and freezes.  The process
> is still running, but is unresponsive.  I've tried several times with
> different mirror sites.  Could this be related to an incomplete
> uninstall?  I followed the instructions in the FAQ for uninstalling
> all of Cygwin.  Any ideas?

First: No need to be so drastic. If you just run setup, it will allow you to
upgrade cygwin on a component-by-component basis.

Second: This is puzzling. I suggest trying the setup beta release at


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