Can't configure setup.exe from CVS (and a plea for setup.exe alternative)

Yadin Goldschmidt
Sat Dec 18 23:13:00 GMT 2004

You may want to look at They have a setup program
and a windows update wizard that allows you to update from a bunch of 
It is open source and the source is available at their site. With some 
modifications it may work
for cygwin although I am not an expert on this. All I know is that it was 
easy to install miktex
and then update it later. It also allows for partial installations.
"Christopher Faylor" <> wrote in 
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 03:43:11PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Max Bowsher
>>> Sent: 17 December 2004 14:55
>>> Bernhard Sammer wrote:
>>> > *The following problem occurs when choosing to install from
>>> rsync mirror
>>> ...
>>> > Is this a bug or missing feature?
>>> It's not implemented (and never will be).
>>> Max.
>>This calls for a little filtering of the mirrors.txt list in setup,
>>doesn't it?
> Thanks for attempting this.  Your problems building setup.exe are one of 
> the
> reasons I started the "setup.exe sucks" thread over in cygwin-apps.
> It seems that setup sources are often broken and it takes a long time for
> anyone to fix that fact due to typical free software scheduling problems.
> So, I'd like to move to more off-the-shelf software that doesn't have to
> be supported by the anemic community of cygwin users who actually know
> how to program, have time to program, and are interested in helping out.
> Anyone know of a suitable, free setup-like utility that could be pressed
> into service for use with cygwin?
> Oh, and I fixed this on the server side.  The process which creates the
> "mirrors.list" file that setup.exe uses will no longer output "^rsync:"
> lines to that file.
> This should still be fixed in setup.exe for completeness but I won't
> hold my breath waiting for that to happen.
> cgf

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