setup problem persistent?

Harald Vogt
Fri Dec 17 15:33:00 GMT 2004

Hi all,

When I'm trying to make a full cygwin install on a freshly setup XP 
machine (1 GB RAM, 3 GHz), at some point setup.exe will start eating 
more and more system resources and get finally killed.

The point where this usually happens is the xorg-x11-etc package, file 
/etc/X11/app-defaults/Bitmap. The CPU load goes to 50% and the commit 
charge (visible in the windows task monitor) goes rapidly up.

There was a hint on this list to first install it without the X11 stuff. 
This indeed seems to work partially. However, when I install everything 
except the X11 section, some postinstall scripts will complain about 
missing DLLs. And I don't want to go through every dependency to switch 
those packets off as well, which doesn't seem to happen automatically.

This is not nice. I'm trying to integrate the cygwin install into an 
automatic (unattended) windows install procedure, and until now 
setup.exe's behaviour is prohibitive. I can live with the fact that 
there's no silent install-everything option, but I can't live with these 

Any suggestions for workarounds?


PS. I'm sorry to bring this task up again. It seems that there was lots 
of traffic on the mailing list before. But it didn't help me resolve the 
issue. Maybe I simply overlooked something? But it definitely doesn't 
work out-of-the-box...

My setup environment: new win xp installation, sp2 with updates, cygwin 
was one of the first applications being installed, right after Perl 
(which is required by the unattended installation scripts).

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